CLAIM: Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly suggested President Trump called “all” border crossers and illegal aliens “rapists” and “murderers.
For example, Kelly repeated his claim that he did not believe the nation’s porous border warrants a border wall “from sea to shining sea,” a line that his close confidant former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also repeated multiple times during her tenure.
Kelly suggested that Trump called “all” border crossers and illegal aliens “rapists” and “murderers,” though that is not the case.
As Breitbart News reported, sources who spoke to the Washington Post in 2018 revealed that Kelly and Nielsen would joke about the construction of Trump’s border wall, mocking the plan as one that would never be implemented.
Kelly and Nielsen, the sources said, claimed Trump did not have the authority to increase military presence on the border.