John Kelly Clashes With Media Over Alleged 'Idiot Trump' Remarks

John Kelly denies that called trump an “idiot”

"I spend more time with the president than anyone else and we have an incredibly candid and strong relationship", said Kelly.

Kelly called the story "total BS" and said he is "committed to the president, his agenda and our country".

The chief of staff also allegedly called the president "an idiot" during a closed-door negotiation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, claiming that Trump "doesn't even understand" what this program actually is and thus needs to be saved "from himself".

CNN concluded Trump had been mad at Kelly over his handling of White House aide Rob Porter's dismissal and has been reporting since that time Kelly was on the way out.

Kelly was confirmed 88-11 to run the Department of Homeland Security, a post he held for just a few months before replacing Reince Priebus, Trump's first chief of staff.

Carol Lee, Courtney Kube, Kristen Welker and Stephanie Ruhle of NBC teamed up for a story headlined, "Kelly thinks he's saving US from disaster, calls Trump 'idiot, ' say White House staffers". Kelly allies insist he has merely trained the staff to follow his management protocols, but officials note that Trump has grown more willing to act unilaterally, ignoring or simply not seeking out the advice of his top aide. During the rally, which one person likened to a trial, Trump called Lewandowski on stage and praised him for not being a "pushover" or a "patsy".

Kelly told senior national security officials in what appeared to be a "moment of frustration" in the last month that he believed the President was becoming "unhinged", according to the senior administration official.

The White House spokespeople conceded that Trump gets frustrated at times with Kelly, particularly when he feels Kelly is not giving him all the information he needs and wants. Fake News is going "bonkers!"

Many people remember President Donald Trump's doctor who provided a letter detailing the candidate's supposed excellent health ahead of the 2016 election, Dr. Harold Bornstein.

In October, NBC had reported that then secretary of state Rex Tillerson - who was sacked by Trump in March - had called the president a "moron" in front of colleagues.

Moreover, a number of people whom Kelly ousted or blocked from the West Wing - including Lewandowski and Anthony Scaramucci - are known to frequently fill the president's ears with attacks on the chief of staff while telling Trump that Kelly has been holding him back.

And Kelly suffered a significant hit for mishandling the firing of a senior White House aide accused of assault by his former wives.

"Once a Marine, always a Marine, [he] would not tolerate anyone disrespecting the commander in chief", the staffer said of Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general.

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