Happy Trails, General Kelly!

  • Published on Dec 11, 2018
  • A Late Show farewell to Trump's second White House chief of staff, John Kelly.
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Comments • 238

  • Gabriel Vazquez
    Gabriel Vazquez 4 months ago

    The General's face says all anyone needs to know about what's it like to work there right now.

  • Old Timer
    Old Timer 4 months ago +1

    Good ridence worthless liberal clown you won't be missed...

  • josie betan
    josie betan 5 months ago


  • Kiki N
    Kiki N 5 months ago

    Worst job he ever did

  • acct4u
    acct4u 5 months ago

    I wonder if all the ppl leaving the WH through the revolving door are
    getting a “going away present” of a Kids Meal with a Big Mac in

  • Donovan
    Donovan 5 months ago

    4 Star Liar and 1st Class Racist. Good riddance.

  • Adrian Manzano
    Adrian Manzano 5 months ago

    What's his book title? "General of Chaos"

  • Seetiyan
    Seetiyan 5 months ago

    I don't want his job.

  • Make Racists Afraid Again


  • Daniel Masmanian
    Daniel Masmanian 5 months ago +1

    Honestly, Kelly knew what he was signing up for, endured it for this long and still carried on until the new year. That man is a first-class patriot.

  • mary dupree
    mary dupree 5 months ago

    good riddance....a bigot just like trump and his base

  • Tina Murphy
    Tina Murphy 5 months ago

    Bye Felicia -
    You empty barrel.

  • David T62
    David T62 5 months ago

    Honestly, anyone who put their hand up to serve Trump has no defense. They knew the animal they were bedding down with well before they agreed to their roles. Kelly displayed an utter lack of smarts in joining Trump and must, like the rest of this miserable band of sycophants , be consigned to the S Bend of American History. Flynn, Bannon, Tillerson, Sessions, Pence, Reibus, Sanders, The Mooch and on, and on it goes

  • MyChilepepper
    MyChilepepper 5 months ago

    Too many s..t sarnies? Oh yes Freddy is rolling, biting and singing in the dust. Next!

  • Jay K
    Jay K 5 months ago

    Now who will make sure the White House doesn't devolve into chaos?

  • ramo moreno
    ramo moreno 5 months ago

    chump's scared , like a "STOLEN CAR CHASE" in L.A he ain't stoping.Wants others 2 finish it & end-up DESTROING usa like a STOLEN CAR ?
    LOCK IT UP ! !

  • Sharon Mullins
    Sharon Mullins 5 months ago

    Lock him up! Lock him up!

  • Ellen Spear
    Ellen Spear 5 months ago +2

    We feel you, Mr Kelly. How could anyone be as stupid as Donald J tRump?

  • Doom2pro
    Doom2pro 5 months ago

    Kellys face: My god the GOP is squandering this moment.

  • Telly Vin-a
    Telly Vin-a 5 months ago +1

    well he lasted longer than i thought he would, i give him that

  • Izzi Michaels
    Izzi Michaels 5 months ago

    we wont miss this liar either, what a true disgrace he and flynn are to our honorable men and women in the military

  • Yes I’m Blessed
    Yes I’m Blessed 5 months ago +1

    Pffffffffffft! This man added nothing positive to this whole fiasco.

    • Yes I’m Blessed
      Yes I’m Blessed 5 months ago

      acct4u He tried? Really? How? Don’t know? Didn’t think so.

    • acct4u
      acct4u 5 months ago +1

      At least he TRIED, Idiot - more then YOU and YOUR KIND ever will....dump is "the fiasco"...

  • Free Ma
    Free Ma 5 months ago

    John Kelly swag bag full of departing gifts: pepto bismol tums and mylanta

  • T Dutch
    T Dutch 5 months ago

    Reminds me on
    The Longest Day(s)

  • anonUK
    anonUK 5 months ago

    Is it possible that Kelly was waiting for a phone call from Mueller to tell him that he wasn't under investigation as a possible accessory to any of Trump's multiple felonies?

  • dklyde
    dklyde 5 months ago +1

    Kelly is a bully a bigot and a proven liar. He is Trump but smoother. Watching Trump humiliate him was awesome.

  • Cliff Roberson
    Cliff Roberson 5 months ago +1

    A most welcome departure for a horrible horrible man.

  • Jari Fuller
    Jari Fuller 5 months ago


  • davescotts
    davescotts 5 months ago

    I am surprised that it took Kelly as long as it did to realize that the trumpster was as much of an idiot as they told him donnie was.

  • KM
    KM 5 months ago +1

    Given the constant WH chaos, the infighting, the tweeting, the insane foreign policy, the insane domestic policies, the pending government shutdown (that Dump now owns) and the inevitable subpoenas (and personal legal problems that may stem from them) ... who would possibly want this job? Anyone who would want it would have to be certifiably insane.

  • Trumpty Dumpty your fall is coming!

    Faux News has some great candidates for you Donnie! Bye, bye to the complicit General - ruined your career to promote racism, xenophobia and hatred. We won't miss you! Slither away now.

  • Baard Ove Kopperud
    Baard Ove Kopperud 5 months ago +1

    Resting What-the-heck-am-I-doing-here face.

  • farvision
    farvision 5 months ago

    Republicans all think that they can correct this resident of the white house, but they are all proven wrong eventually.

  • queenbeethatme100
    queenbeethatme100 5 months ago

    Kelly gets his own send off almost a year to the day of kicking Omarosa out. Ooohh the IRONY. Lol

  • Maria Cupo
    Maria Cupo 5 months ago +1

    Good for you John. You just added a few years to your life.

  • Napoleon I Bonaparte
    Napoleon I Bonaparte 5 months ago +1

    He’s gonna have flashbacks when he hears the words, “Collusion”, “Russia”, “Trump”...

  • Lizeta W
    Lizeta W 5 months ago

    Uh oh - looks like someone has a conscience.

  • Alice Wolfe
    Alice Wolfe 5 months ago

    awww he looks happy. maybe john boehner will hire him at his pot farm.

  • Deborah Santamaria
    Deborah Santamaria 5 months ago

    I am ashamed for each and every one of these bloody republican cowards! They are void of any good and decent sense, and have no conscience..

  • Brent Scheihagen
    Brent Scheihagen 5 months ago

    That thousand-yard stare ...

  • james evarts
    james evarts 5 months ago


  • KLM Hooked Moore
    KLM Hooked Moore 5 months ago +3

    Kelly, the bigoted "empty barrel" bastard who is a Trump appendage has forever tarnished his image. He deserves every negative that will be part of his legacy.

  • Gideon Lupine
    Gideon Lupine 5 months ago +3

    35 years in the Marines, but can't do 1 year at this job.

    • acct4u
      acct4u 5 months ago

      And, stupid gideon... that's to show what an ass dump is....NO ONE can made a difference in the WH....good or bad........ I wonder how GOOD of a job YOU would do??? You wouldn't last a FULL DAY!!!!!! Soooo easy for you to make remarks. hiding behind your screen......just cheap, uneducated, redundant words from you dumpsters

    • DaN Louie
      DaN Louie 5 months ago +1

      you need 10000 years experience of bullshit to survive this white house

  • Jared Knapp
    Jared Knapp 5 months ago +3

    His face is how i feel.

  • Batara Siagian
    Batara Siagian 5 months ago +1

    Do not forget that by being to serve in Trump's administration at a senior level Kelly indicates support for all the stupidity, racism, willful ignorance, and lawlessness that Trump represents.

  • Sun RA
    Sun RA 5 months ago +10

    This whole segment had my dying of laughter. I don't know how one man can convey so much frustration through his facial features.

  • Ed S
    Ed S 5 months ago +7

    Let’s not forget this idiot spouting lies about Maxine Waters amongst other despicable acts.

  • DrGyalfren
    DrGyalfren 5 months ago +3

    That look at 0:19 is called the "Motherfu**er What"

  • Jey Cps
    Jey Cps 5 months ago +6

    OMG I can't stop laughing when I think about how many times Kelly went to war but can't make it a year into Trump's administration. I think his head is gonna explode if he didn't get out! hahahaha

    • acct4u
      acct4u 5 months ago

      +Jey Cps..... BELIEVE ME Jey........... I have done TONS of laughing...it's the ONLY way to get through this chaos....and I have shed tears also....the country is going to hell...and I blame dump for 99% of it!!!

    • Jey Cps
      Jey Cps 5 months ago

      +acct4u Maaan, I think you should do less weed if you're not picking up on all the laughable stuff from this WH. Just kidding. hahahaha I have been laughing everyday at this WH.

    • acct4u
      acct4u 5 months ago

      +Jey Cps.... Oh Geezzzzzzzzzz... it went RIGHT OVER MY HEAD!!!!!!! I agree with you 100%...thanks for the "wake up" call!!!!!n lol

    • Jey Cps
      Jey Cps 5 months ago

      +acct4u That's why is sooooo funny! I mean the guy has been on LIFE and DEATH situations many times and he HAD to bail on WH. hahahaha

    • acct4u
      acct4u 5 months ago

      +Jey Cps.... Hi! I know NOTHING about politics or Kelly.... I'm just ASSUMING with his background - training, leading, fighting, etc...that it would provide him enough experience to weather the WH...I guess not.

  • Deaf Lizard
    Deaf Lizard 5 months ago +9

    …. General Kelly, it must be really TIRING to take care of a uneducated orange ape-like toddler. In each pictures, you looked like you might need a ton of coffee to drink for the rest of your life after that.

    • acct4u
      acct4u 5 months ago

      JUST coffee???? I am afraid he needs MORE than that!!! I feel sorry for him, no matter WHO he is...AT LEAST he TRIED!!! More than ANYONE on these comment boards, who do NOTHING but SPEW hateful and uneducated remarks!!! I think these comment sections should be VETTED for STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!!!!! dump is TOAST!!!!

    FIRE SIGN 5 months ago +12


  • Mark Blair
    Mark Blair 5 months ago +12

    A great reputation, a stellar military career, a Gold Star father, yet Kelly will be remembered primarily for his time serving Trump. Look forward to reading his book when he writes it. Trump has already called it Deep State lies.

    • Diane d'Lune
      Diane d'Lune 5 months ago +2

      A previously great reputation, that is. He exposed a devastatingly ugly underbelly while serving Trump. He will need to write that book to explain away that ugliness. If he can.

  • Daniel Morris
    Daniel Morris 5 months ago +2

    It was, after a seemingly endless dearth, with great pleasure that the woman who has always announced, "It's the Late Show with Stephen Colbert!!" did not have her voice faded out by the sound editor, so that I could listen tonight to the full panoply of her vocalization at least for this one last time! For a while there, I thought that you guys were fading her off into oblivion, to leave her living destitute on the mean streets of New York City. As for myself, I hope to hear her exclamation, in full completion, every single time I watch the show. Thank you very much.

  • sailtheplains
    sailtheplains 5 months ago +1

    This is what would have happened if Randall Tarly had been sent to try to control Joffrey Baratheon.
    Look at his dead blue-grey gaze
    Oh yeah: BINGO!

  • Showcase Success
    Showcase Success 5 months ago +3

    Yup John Kelly will certainly be devastated about leaving his most cherished position... 😒

  • Tanzonia Flakes
    Tanzonia Flakes 5 months ago +2

    I bet he would trade every single troubled private he ever supervised over serving this president. Lmbo

  • Michael Lemay
    Michael Lemay 5 months ago

    Dude, brush your teeth. 0:47

  • Tanzonia Flakes
    Tanzonia Flakes 5 months ago +1


  • Lazy Perfectionist
    Lazy Perfectionist 5 months ago +6

    What's going on with Trump and all these firings? Is he, somehow, operating under the impression that if he fires enough people, it will improve his approval rating?

    • oscargordon
      oscargordon 5 months ago +1

      Quite simply they are all superfluous. He already knows more than all of these people and doesn't need their help or input on anything. If they suggest anything he will automatically disagree with them because if he agrees with them that means they were right before he was and he can't have that.

  • Mister Hat
    Mister Hat 5 months ago +5

    Another disgraced general. Unlike Flynn, he's already served his sentence.

  • zkbf2000
    zkbf2000 5 months ago +31

    It doesn't matter who you are, if you are a 4 stars general or an ordinary person like me, it only takes one person to break you and your soul to 1000 pieces. I didnt agree with Kelly' idea and policies but I can feel him. I have a boss who is a bully. I just joined the organisation 4 months ago but I have lost my confidence and I feel like a stupid person because of her. In my previous organisation I recieved CEO's recognition for my achievement and in this new organisation I feel like a nobody. I have decided to give my resignation and take a chance to be unemployed as I have lost my sleep over my job. I am sure I will have the same smile as Kelly's . A big thanks to Stephen Colbert as his videos are my comfort zone and he makes me laugh so hard which I need it now in my life.

    • Judi O'Regan
      Judi O'Regan 5 months ago +4

      zkbf2000 - I hear you. I had to leave my job as the bullying culture from management was seriously affecting my mental health. And the senior management would do nothing because of the race issue. Couldn't take it any more. Horrific place to work and I busted my butt in that office for 6 years. Total nightmare. The minute you say to yourself "I'm better than this!" it's time to get the hell out, for the sake of your sanity if nothing else. All the best to you my friend. 👍

    • Julia Set
      Julia Set 5 months ago +2

      zkbf2000, keep the faith. Somewhere out there a decent place to work must be available, and a place that recognizes real talent.

    • Lazy Perfectionist
      Lazy Perfectionist 5 months ago +9

      Shoot, man. You've been generous to put up with it _this_ long. Despite the recent performance on the Stock Market, the economy is still doing well. Find an employer who appreciates you.

    • Indira Gutierrez
      Indira Gutierrez 5 months ago +11

      zkbf2000 sorry to hear that, hang in there! Hopefully you can prove yourself and transfer to a better place within your company or org. Good luck

  • Brian Allen
    Brian Allen 5 months ago +4

    I wish you would have played the song that they played at the end of Dr. Strangelove.

    • sdfkjgh
      sdfkjgh 5 months ago


  • hankakah
    hankakah 5 months ago +40

    Well his credibility is shot...as well as his reputation from his military career..we will only remember him as complicit and enabler of Trump's agenda.

    • hankakah
      hankakah 5 months ago +1

      +Ichijo Festival If he had moral fiber, he would have not taken the job, or quit a long time ago. As a military general, he would have not even let Trump send the military down to the border for this "caravan" He should have told Trump "if you send the military for this cheap midterm political stunt, I Quit!" But he didn't, did he?

    • Ichijo Festival
      Ichijo Festival 5 months ago +3

      Really? Because we've been hearing echoes of him fighting with Drumpf, holding him back, working around him and outright shutting him down for the better part of two years. That fact that he quit/got fired-- particularly when the big baby is throwing tantrums and removing people he doesn't like-- actually makes Kelly look better. (We certainly know there aren't many other adults in that building. He was the only one that displayed some level of competence.)

  • Nick Thomas
    Nick Thomas 5 months ago +52

    This POS knew exactly what he was getting into. And he defended most of Trump's horrific actions. No sympathy from me.

  • P.E.M. Run Balance Wheel - RBW

    😆😂😂😆! 👍

  • jeannine grant
    jeannine grant 5 months ago +3

    I'm sure he's glad ,too much stupidity for him

  • Eric
    Eric 5 months ago

    I've never seen the "Are you fucking kidding me???"-look in so many different scenarios.

  • Indira Gutierrez
    Indira Gutierrez 5 months ago +8

    He looks liks a gargoyle that came to life.

  • 4c1dr3fl3x
    4c1dr3fl3x 5 months ago +5

    We told you the Beatings would stop when Morale improves.
    And it never did.

  • Themachine
    Themachine 5 months ago +14

    John Kelly. Worlds worst babysitter

    • WarriorPaxo
      WarriorPaxo 5 months ago +6

      if you look at all the stuff trump reportedly wanted to do but was stopped by kelly your mind would change pretty quickly. dudes not a great guy by any means but worse people wouldnt have been able to stop all the crazy trump wanted to unleash.

  • Blackfalk
    Blackfalk 5 months ago +17

    so basically in the end _Hope Hicks_ is the only one who had true immunity in the white house? (remember she quit - she never got fired & Trump would've never fired her)
    because of her looks?

  • massoud999 مسعود מסעוד

    Could General Kelly run for president in 2020?
    He knows the job better than anyone else and he knows how NOT to do it.

  • Don Post
    Don Post 5 months ago +30

    Aiding and abetting a traitor makes HIM a traitor. Good riddance!!!

  • Polo King For Life
    Polo King For Life 5 months ago

    This is the best video ever!!!! Hopefully he will get his ass kicked for that bullshit racist policy of locking up kids in cages!!!

  • ScytheNoire
    ScytheNoire 5 months ago +12

    I know that look on his face. It's the look that says "How the hell did I end up here? After all I've done, I now have to deal with this shit?"

  • pop5678eye
    pop5678eye 5 months ago +13

    In case you're keeping score: republicans accused Clinton of being 'divisive...' DT incites his own White House staff to fight each-other...

  • jenbdiamond
    jenbdiamond 5 months ago +1

    Says it all.

  • Trisha Yamada
    Trisha Yamada 5 months ago

    Keep in mind the fact you worked for the shittiest person is what you will be remembered for. I hope it was worth it.

  • Alia Ris
    Alia Ris 5 months ago +12

    Meanwhile.. hundreds of staffs are screaming in agony, since now they are left alone to take care Trump's diapers...

  • Bozo The Clown
    Bozo The Clown 5 months ago +2

    He looks like he had a great time...

  • Wayne Black
    Wayne Black 5 months ago +3

    John Kelly will have a smile on his face when he leaves the White House.
    Just like the huge smile Sean Spicer had when he left.

  • Shana Leah
    Shana Leah 5 months ago +2

    Shout to the person who made this video.... brilliant

  • Fix News
    Fix News 5 months ago +7

    Oh shit he can smile?

  • if it ain't foreign it's borin!

    LOL he looks more miserable than tRUMP

  • Spirit of the Fox
    Spirit of the Fox 5 months ago +3

    Actually, John Kelly smiling is scary af. That ending was a shock.

  • Robert Melvin
    Robert Melvin 5 months ago +72

    I've heard General Kelly is returning to the Middle East for some peace and quiet after working with Trump & Fox News of the White House.

    • acct4u
      acct4u 5 months ago


  • Environmental Coffeehouse
    Environmental Coffeehouse 5 months ago +2

    Lucky him.

  • Taema Nai
    Taema Nai 5 months ago +2

    Why does General Kelly want to leave? He looks so happy

  • One Two
    One Two 5 months ago +2

    0:11 0:17 0:35 Which facepalm is your favorite?

  • Merrilou Neigenfind
    Merrilou Neigenfind 5 months ago +1

    bye freak

  • Igor Schmidlapp
    Igor Schmidlapp 5 months ago +1

    Just put "-Cold Open" in the title... SNL can do it.... and, STOP CHOPPING UP THE MONOLOGUE!!!

  • Gryphon S.
    Gryphon S. 5 months ago +5

    I oftentimes looked like this when taking care of my toddlers.

  • Michael Johnson
    Michael Johnson 5 months ago +11

    I believe Trump still thinks he is on The Apprentice firing everybody the way he is. The man is mentally ill...and very dim.

    • Gus
      Gus 5 months ago

      Dim is putting it lightly, he is an Odious Imbecile.

  • Mububban23
    Mububban23 5 months ago +15

    He may have been a brave dedicated soldier and general and his service should be appreciated and respected, but that does not cut him any slack for being an enabler to this administration. Being a brain surgeon doesn't qualify you to be an engineer.

    • Christine VR
      Christine VR 5 months ago +5

      Mububban23 For the record I am NOT a John Kelly fan BUT I have often wondered if the military supported him being there so he could throw himself between Trump and the Nuclear Launch Codes. From the get go Trump has been impulsive, unstable, and compromised...and the military and intelligence knew it. ... things that make you go 🤔 hmmmm

  • veronika petrics
    veronika petrics 5 months ago

    Obama;s first CS was there only 3 month , the next 2 365 days. # mind you

  • jim olson
    jim olson 5 months ago +21

    its gotta be hard to go from general to babysitter

  • Suomy Nona
    Suomy Nona 5 months ago +28

    Wanted: White House Chief of Staff - No experience needed. On the con-job training provided. Must have a weak spine and a strong stomach. Comfortable with lying, changing diapers and cleaning feces off walls a must. Whites preferred (well actually required). Racist tendencies a plus. Post job lodging will be available for 10-20 years in a Federal "housing" facility. No snitches.

    • Gus
      Gus 5 months ago +1

      Just to add, bring own white robe and pointy hood, for 'special' club meetings. Must be able to stroke Individual 1's ego including climbing up between his butt cheeks.

    • Mickey is my Spirit Animal
      Mickey is my Spirit Animal 5 months ago +2

      🤣😂🤣😎 on the con-job training! I love that! Ha!

    • Rip Sumrall
      Rip Sumrall 5 months ago +3

      +Julia Set I doubt that would be a problem.

    • Julia Set
      Julia Set 5 months ago +2

      +Rip Sumrall, Lawyer must be a crook.

    • Rip Sumrall
      Rip Sumrall 5 months ago +3

      Must provide own lawyer.

  • Kishiruキシル
    Kishiruキシル 5 months ago +2

    The foremost thought in John Kelly's head these days? : "REPRIEVED, I'm Outta Here!"

  • DrBraxy Gilkey
    DrBraxy Gilkey 5 months ago +2

    iDied laughing at this!!!

  • saultube44
    saultube44 5 months ago

    Outtro too loud