White House chief of staff John Kelly made some questionable remarks to the Washington Post earlier today in an audio interview.
When pressed for answers regarding the DACA disagreement that has become a massive talking point in American discourse, the former general attempted to explain why President Trump should not shoulder all of the blame.
“There are 690,000 official DACA registrants and the President sent over what amounts to be two and a half times that number, to 1.8 million.
The difference between 690 and 1.8 million were the people that some would say were too afraid to sign up, others would say were too lazy to get off their asses, but they didn’t sign up.
Kelly’s statements surface amid tensions between President Trump, and Congressional Democratds over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a program Trump is attempting to undermine, the President even went as far as to force a government shutdown over the issue.
Kelly also went on to say that he doubts President Trump will extend the DACA deadline past March 5th, a move that will put thousands of families in peril.
John Kelly for his part is comfortable enough to make these statements on the record, his stance seems to represent the views of the White House, and the President himself.