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Kelly: My Job Is Not to 'Control' Trump

13 October, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly forcefully pushed back on rumors of discord between he and President Donald Trump on Thursday, telling reporters that he has no plans to resign, nor does he have reason to believe he will be fired.

"It's amusing, I read in the paper-you all know, you write it-that I have been a failure at controlling the president or a failure at controlling his tweeting and all that", Kelly said.

Reports on his imminent departure are greatly exaggerated, the retired general says.

Trump has hinted at a preference for military options, although a strike on North Korea could leave close US ally South Korea vulnerable to North Korean military retaliation.

Kelly said that Americans should be concerned about North Korea.

Instead, Kelly described his job as controlling how the White House brings information to Trump, and he praised the president's ability to make the best decisions.

"I have found that Mr. Trump, from the day I met him, he is a decisive guy, he is a very thoughtful man", Kelly added.

Kelly's insistence that he is remaining in post comes after a turbulent nine months that have witnessed the departures of his predecessor Reince Priebus, press secretary Sean Spicer, national security adviser Michael Flynn, health secretary Tom Price and others. All of you. Not all of you, but many of you.

When asked by one reporter about how he phrased his "not so frustrated" comment and if he felt foiled in any way, the chief of staff continued with a response similar to his prior remarks. "But I would just offer to you the advice", he added. "His sense as a man who is outside the Washington arena, a businessman, much more of a man of action, I would say his great frustration is the process he now finds himself [in] because, in his view, the solutions are obvious". "This is really, really hard work - running the United States of America".

On Thursday, Kelly took to the briefing room lectern, with surprising ease, and spoke with journalists in an apparent effort to dispel the recent negative reporting and chatter about him and his management of the West Wing.



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