It looks like the republican President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff General John Kelly has been acting in a burnt out mode where he knows that his boss is no longer listening to him.
It is now being leaked by multiple White House staffers that he has been calling the president an idiot and that it has been a full-time job to keep the president from acting in a moment of impulse where the results could be catastrophic.
It looks like a few White House employees want his days in the White House to not last beyond July 2018.
I have some doubts that General Kelly actually openly and publicly called the president an idiot at meetings. Frankly, this sounds like a leak from White Office staffers who would like to see him gone a.s.a.p.
Here is the rest of the story…
On April 30, 2018, Carol E. Lee, Courtney Kube, Kristen Welker and Stephanie Ruhle of MSNBC penned the following report, “Kelly thinks he’s saving U.S. from disaster, calls Trump ‘idiot,’ say White House staffers” (“Some current and former officials said they expect Kelly to leave by July, and that Trump and Kelly seem to have tired of each other.”)
“White House chief of staff John Kelly has eroded morale in the West Wing in recent months with comments to aides that include insulting the president’s intelligence and casting himself as the savior of the country, according to eight current and former White House officials.”
“The officials said Kelly portrays himself to Trump administration aides as the lone bulwark against catastrophe, curbing the erratic urges of a president who has a questionable grasp on policy issues and the functions of government. He has referred to Trump as “an idiot” multiple times to underscore his point, according to four officials who say they’ve witnessed the comments.”
“Officials said Kelly’s public image as a retired four-star general instilling discipline on a chaotic White House and an impulsive president belies what they describe as the undisciplined and indiscreet approach he’s employed as chief of staff. The private manner aides describe may shed new light on why Kelly now finds himself — just nine months into the job — grappling with diminished influence and a drumbeat of questions about how long he’ll remain at the White House.”