Former Vice President Mike Pence’s National Security Adviser, Gen. Keith Kellogg, endorsed former President Donald Trump and slammed his former boss Monday.
“I’ve worked alongside many leaders in my years of service to this Nation,” Kellogg, who worked for Pence for nearly three years, wrote in a statement he shared on Truth Social. “Among them, President Donald J. Trump stands apart as a figure of unwavering determination, a deep vision for America, and the courage to take a stand where others wilt.”
“Where President Trump is bold and unafraid to challenge the status quo, Pence has often chosen the passive route, avoiding confrontation,” Kellogg continued. “This lack of assertiveness, combined with an overreliance on failed political consultants like Marc Short, has demonstrated a laisse-faire leadership style unworthy of the presidency.”
Trump called Kellogg a true warrior after hearing of his endorsement.
“What a Great Honor it is for me to receive a powerful Endorsement from very highly respected General Keith Kellogg, a true WARRIOR who was in the Trump Administration from the beginning. He knew the ins and outs, and the people, perhaps better than anybody,” Trump said Tuesday in response to Kellogg’s endorsement. (RELATED: General Keith Kellogg ‘In Play’ To Be Trump’s National Security Advisor)
“Keith worked directly with V.P. Pence, so Endorsing me could not have been an easy decision to make, but for true warriors, not tough! Thank you Keith! P.S. The General wrote a great book,” Trump added. (RELATED: ‘This Is Really Egregious’: Former Trump Nat Sec Official Slams Biden Admin’s Inaction On Chinese Spy Balloon)
Pence’s campaign announced Monday he was the most recent Republican presidential candidate to qualify for the first primary debate on Aug. 23.