NPR

John Kelly Claims Civil War Caused By Lack Of Compromise. History Shows Otherwise

The White House chief of staff made the remark during an interview on Fox News. Observers were quick to point out that decades of "compromise" on slavery preceded, and did not prevent, the Civil War.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as President Trump speaks at the White House on Oct. 19. / Pool / Getty Images

During an interview Monday night on Fox News, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said that "the lack of the ability to compromise led to the Civil War."

His comment was swiftly countered by confounded observers, who pointed out that the Civil War was fought over slavery and that compromising on slavery would be morally unconscionable — and that the country did strike such compromises for decades and they did not, in fact, prevent war.

Kelly's remarks came after host Laura Ingraham asked about a church taking.)

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da NPR

NPR2 min lettiPolitics
Israelis Go To Polls As Netanyahu Aims To Hold Power Amid Corruption Scandals
In the second election in just five months, Israel's longest-serving prime minister is hoping to eke out a governing coalition. Once again, he faces a tough battle with a centrist rival.
NPR3 min lettiPolitics
Saudi Crisis: Iran's Supreme Leader Says 'No Talks' With U.S. During Visit To U.N.
With U.S. officials accusing Iran of playing a role in attacking oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rules out a meeting in New York.
NPR7 min lettiPolitics
Trump Froze Aid To Guatemala. Now Programs Are Shutting Down
In April, the president put $450 million on hold for Guatemala as well as Honduras and El Salvador over what he described as the failure of their governments to stem the flow of migrants to the U.S.