Kelly: My Job Is Not to 'Control' Trump
- Author: Megan Austin Oct 13, 2017,
Oct 13, 2017, 0:38
"It is astounding to me how much is misreported", he told White House reporters during a surprise briefing appearance. 'I don't believe, and I just talked to the president, I don't think I'm being fired today'.
Kelly went on to say that his only frustration is "when I come to work in the morning and I read about things that I allegedly said or think that Mr. Trump allegedly said or people who are going to be fired and it's just not true".
Kelly took issue with the notion that he is a "failure" for not controlling Trump's frequent tweeting, which has not stopped during his tenure as chief of staff.
"[Gen. Kelly] puts to rest an terrible lot of these rumors and this conjecture and these plain out fictions that we see every single day", she said on "The Intelligence Report".
"One of his frustrations is you".
Grant Shapps to lead Tory Party mutiny as support for May falls
His allies are said to have stepped up efforts to canvass potential support for a leadership bid following the PM's speech. Asked to characterise her mood as she came off stage, the source said: "Good".
"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.
There have been recent rumors and reports about the retired four-starMarine Corps general and the challenges of being Trump's chief of staff.
But on Thursday he was in a humorous mood and said: "You guys with the cameras always catch me when I'm thinking hard, and it looks like I'm frustrated and mad". "Not all of you, but many of you".
The chief of staff also said the North Korean nuclear and missile threat is "manageable" for now but the isolated nation can not be allowed to develop the ability to strike the U.S. homeland.
'I would offer, though, it is not the best job I've ever had. "Right now, there is great concern about a lot of Americans that live in Guam".
When asked what frustrates the president, Kelly laughed and said he thought that it was the media. The best job I've ever had, as I've said many times, is when I was an enlisted marine sergeant infantryman. Kelly was elevated to the post from homeland security secretary in July.