January 16, 2023

Alex Witt was interviewing NY Time reporter Michael Schmidt this Saturday, who's out plugging his book. (Naturally, he saved the most shocking stuff for his book.)

"Here's something that's pretty striking, it's what you write," Witt said.

"Kelly would have to remind Trump he could not share classified information with his friends. Previous Trump advisers have recently spoken out about how he would often ask, 'We have to keep these documents,' actually, we can't. Talk about that. Is this something that Kelly expected, and how often did this kind of thing happen?"

"I think Kelly was terrified about a lot about Trump," Schmidt said.

"The North Korea stuff, the way that he talked about classified information, the way that he would use a personal cell phone to talk about people. Presidency of the United States should not using their personal cell phones to do that. But Kelly, didn't -- trust the Trump knew how to handle classified information. the Trump would talk openly about these things, and Kelly would try and stop Trump from doing things that could damage national security. Here's the chief of staff to the President of the United States, concerned that the President of the United States could damage national security. Remember, the President United States supposed to be in charge of protecting the country. But Trump behaved in such a abnormal, immoral way, in Kelly's eye's, that he didn't trust what Trump could do."

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