Kelly’s comments a reminder that we give no quarter on racism


White House Chief of Staff John Kelly shakes hands with the Racist in Chief.

To Gen. John Kelly we owe one debt of gratitude: Kelly, chief of staff to the president of the United States, is proof that when assessing Trumpers and Trumpism, there are no degrees of evil, and we do not grade on a curve.

Kelly suggested this week that some young immigrants eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are “too lazy to get off their asses” and apply. Although mainstream media rightly labeled the comment as “racist, discriminatory, ignorant and cruel,” his words are also a reminder that even those within Trump’s circle who have been called “honorable,” like Kelly, or “pitiable,” like First Lady Melania Trump, are in truth merely reprehensible.

I suppose it’s human nature to look for bright spots at a time when it’s so dark you can’t tell that you’ve…

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