Gen. Jack Keane: John Kelly is 'Superstar of Cabinet'
Gen. Jack Keane said that new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's forte will be in bringing leadership to the White House.
"It's not a question of being a monitor or a gatekeeper," Keane told "Fox & Friends" Saturday. "It's a question of driving one, the agenda ... he's going to bring leadership to that position."
"Kelly probably likely has done this many times," Keane added. "I was a chief of staff to a principal three times, and as a commanding general I had three chiefs of staffs work for me."
Kelly, a four star general was tapped to replace Reince Priebus, who was forced out last week following a tumultuous week of changes for the White House.
In a foul-mouthed rant published in the New Yorker Friday night, newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci attacked Priebus, accusing him of leaking sensitive information. Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer also departed earlier this week.
Keane said Kelly is the "superstar" of the president's Cabinet, and his "strength of personality" will likely curb some of the divisiveness in the administration, although he cannot change the players' personalities.
The general was more doubtful about Kelly's ability to move the Republican Congress in a positive direction given that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump have both been unable to do so.