While he's got every right to make a statement of this kind, Kelly found himself being criticised for sharing a Churchill quote, with many people pointing out some of the more unsavoury parts of the wartime leader's character which, in retrospect, have damaged his credentials.
Kelly's followers began to inform Kelly about some of Churchill's more problematic views and achievements.
Also Sir Winston Churchill: "I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion".
Make no mistake. T… https://t.co/mTjnA5zw27
This didn't do him any favours, as Churchill supporters felt that he went a bit too far when he labelled Churchill a 'racist', while others said that he definitely didn't need to apologise or bow to pressure.
@StationCDRKelly Please don’t apologize. Winston Churchill, like all of us, had serious human failings. But unlike… https://t.co/exjqAX5NXx
— Christina Sommers (@Christina Sommers)
If we've learnt anything from this: DON'T QUOTE CHURCHILL ON TWITTER.