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Where Things Stand: It’s A Little Too Optimistic To Ask John Kelly To Clear The Air Prime Badge
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As President Trump and the White House collectively go after the Atlantic for its recent report on Trump’s remarks about the late-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and fallen American soldiers, pundits and journalists across the spectrum are suggesting there’s one person who could easily set the record straight: John Kelly.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 16: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) give a thumbs up before receiving  the the 2017 Liberty Medal from former Vice President Joe Biden (left) at the National Constitution Center on October 16, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 9: XXX during the XX quarter at State Farm Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
attends the celebration of Perfumania and Kim Kardashian’s appearance on NBC’s “The Apprentice” at the Provocateur at The Hotel Gansevoort on November 10, 2010 in New York, New York.
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan gestures while speakings to members of the media aboard a military plane prior to his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Shanahan spoke about the US-Mexico border after visiting the El Paso, Texas area. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, pool)
U.S. President Donald Trump reacts during a news conference with Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, not pictured, at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, May 27, 2019.  Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
on January 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 20: Senators including Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center and John McCain, R-Ariz., are seen on the West Front of the Capitol before Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, January 20, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 16: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) give a thumbs up before receiving  the the 2017 Liberty Medal from former Vice President Joe Biden (left) at the National Constitution Center on October 16, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
on October 27, 2009 in Washington, DC.
on October 19, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: People walk near Washington National Cathedral. Massachusetts Avenue Heights is a neighborhood in DC that is bounded to the north by Woodley Road, to the southwest by Massachusetts Avenue, to the east by 34th Street NW, and to the west by Wisconsin Avenue. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)
LIMA, OH - MARCH 20: US President Donald J. Trump speaks at the Joint Systems Manufacturer on March 20, 2019 in Lima, Ohio. Trump visited the northeastern Ohio defense manufacturing plant to discuss his successes in the economy, job growth, John McCain and ISIS. (Photo by Andrew Spear/Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Donald Trump
on January 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.
GOP Senators Push Back Against Trump’s Relentless McCain Attacks
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