Ex-Clinton aide on Kelly: 'Don't be distracted by the uniform'
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A former aide to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFrustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' Poll: Nearly half of Clinton's former supporters back Biden Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE ripped White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, a retired four-star general, for his statements about President Trump's treatment of Gold Star families, urging readers not to be "distracted" by Kelly's military rank.

In a series of tweets, former Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon attacked Kelly for his tenure in the Trump administration, including his previous position as Homeland Security secretary.


"Before Kelly was Chief of Staff, he was the DHS secretary defending Trump's travel ban and overseeing mass deportations," Fallon wrote Thursday. "Kelly isnt just an enabler of Trump. He's a believer in him. That makes him as odious as the rest."

"Don't be distracted by the uniform," Fallon added.

Fallon's remarks came minutes after Kelly blasted a Democratic congresswoman for listening in on a conversation between Trump and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger.

Kelly, whose own son was killed while serving in Afghanistan, sharply criticized Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonOvernight Defense: Iran worries dominate foreign policy talk | Pentagon reportedly to send WH plans for 10K troops in Mideast | Democrats warn Trump may push through Saudi arms sale | Lawmakers blast new Pentagon policy on sharing info House Dem: Trump could start war with Iran to thwart impeachment Lawmakers celebrate 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote MORE (D-Fla.) at a surprise White House press room appearance for her negative description of the call. Wilson, along with Johnson's mother, said Trump's words were disrespectful.

“It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation. Absolutely stuns me. I would have thought that was sacred,” Kelly said Thursday.

“[Trump] expressed his condolences in the best way that he could,” he added.