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.

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"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.