What General Kelly said yesterday was in reference to General Lee and he said that the Civil War was the result of a failure to compromise. Was he suggesting that there be compromise on the abolition of slavery? Can you expand on exactly what he was talking about.>> Look, all of our leaders have flaws.
Washington, Jefferson, JFK, Roosevelt, Kennedy, that doesn't diminish their contributions to our country and it certainly can't erase them from our history. And General Kelly was simply making the point that just because history isn't perfect, doesn't mean that it's not our history.>> What was the compromise that could have been made?
>> I don't know that I'm going to get into debating the Civil War. But I do know that many historians, including Shelby Foote in Ken Burns' famous Civil War documentary agreed that a failure to compromise was the cause of the Civil War.>> Does the White House at least acknowledge that the Chief of Staff's comments are deeply offensive to some folks and historically inaccurate?
>> No, the media continues to want to make this, and push that this is some sort of a racially charged and divided White House. And I think it is absurd and disgraceful to keep trying to make comments and take them out of context, and mean something they simply don't.
] Sarah, does this administration believe slavery was wrong?