aside So What’s New, President Trump’s Chief Of Staff General Kelly Has Called The President, An Idiot

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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.

Image: White House Chief of Staff Kelly arrives for event by U.S. President Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Abe in Palm Beach
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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.”)

Excerpts:

“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.”

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“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.”

 “Three White House spokespeople said they don’t believe it’s accurate that Kelly called the president an “idiot,” adding that none of them has ever heard him do that or otherwise use that word.”
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“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.”

2 comments

  1. Gronda, there are clearly two paths here. Either Kelly has had it and is letting his guard down or there is a cadre that wants him gone and weaving a story. I would not put it past the President to be an instigator to get rid of him. I can easily believe any of the above. As I was reading this, I keep thinking of what Thomas Wells said about working with Trump – if you are on his good side, it won’t be for long. The corollary is people who work with Trump will part with a sullied reputation. Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      Thomas Wells words fit well General Kelly’s situation.

      His once honorable reputation has been sullied. There are a cadre of White House staffers who want him out of the picture. It is probably also true that his patience has been tested beyond what any human can endure. He deserves combat pay.

      Of course the president is an idiot but saying this out loud is not the way to win and influence friends in the White House.

      Hugs, Gronda

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