Before serving as Trump's Chief of Staff Kelly was the Secretary of Homeland Security for President Trump. He is also a retired 4-star general.
President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff Gen. John Kelly said Wednesday that he probably would have worked for a potential President Hillary Clinton had she asked him to, saying that service to the country is more important than politics.
The Gold Star father made the comments during a Q&A session at Duke University, which ABC News was able to obtain an audio recording of.
“If I had gotten the call — if Hillary Clinton won the presidency and she had called and said, ‘I really need a good chief of staff here,’ I’d have probably done it,” Kelly said. “Politics aside, it’s all about governing the country.”
When asked what advice he would give to current White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, Kelly jokingly said, “Run for it,” but then continued more seriously, saying Mulvaney should tell Trump “what he needs to hear.”