January 23, 2018
Ivanka Trump is shopping for a replacement for Chief of Staff John Kelly, Vanity Fair reported, as his relationship with President Trump has soured, even more in recent days.
‘I’ve got another nut job here who thinks he’s running things,’ Trump told one friend, who in turn told a Republican source that Vanity Fair talked to. ‘This guy thinks he’s running the show,’ Trump reportedly told another pal.
Trump is known for getting especially steamed when his staff members try to make themselves out to be the adults in the room, while suggesting the president is spending his time tweeting and watching TV.
During last week’s heated immigration debate, Kelly did that and more, by describing the president’s view on the proposed U.S.-Mexican border wall as ‘not informed,’ and suggested his position was ‘evolving’ to members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
The New York Times, which described the riff, said the president was initially ‘calm,’ but soon believed Kelly had undermined him.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 8:42 am