John Kelly denies he called Trump 'an idiot'

White House chief of staff John Kelly said Monday that a report that he called President Trump an idiot is "total BS".

As The Hill details, Bornstein alleges that the three men associated with Trump were in his NY medical office for about 25 to 30 minutes and they left with the president's medical charts and lab reports.

"He always knows where I stand and he and I both know this story is total BS".

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.

Trump tweeted his own denial as well, calling the stories "false".

She also pointed out that a similar incident occurred not long ago, when former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly described Trump as a "f*cking moron".

Kelly's disparaging remark was first reported Monday by NBC News. "Tillerson declined to do so, simply saying he wouldn't play that Washington game".

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However, White House spokespeople told NBC that Kelly hasn't had a negative effect on female staffers, though they admitted Kelly possibly did say women were more emotional; one of those spokespeople also agreed and said, "Generally speaking, women are more emotional than men". Kelly referred to Trump as "unhinged" during a meeting with the Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and senior National Security Council officials, the senior administration official added.

Officials: Kelly uses an "undisciplined and indiscreet approach" in handling White House staffers.

The Channel went on further adding that Kelly had at multiple times called Trump as an idiot for not understanding many things including the DACA.

The disagreements between the retired four-star general and the businessman-turned-president have grown more animated, and on one such occasion past year Kelly blasted the president as "an idiot" to staffers, the former administration official told the AP. "We've got to save him from himself".

In another example of Kelly being unhappy, one official said Kelly used "salty language" about Trump when Trump wasn't thrilled with picking Kirstjen Nielsen to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss said Kelly's comments about Trump, when compared to previous White House chiefs of staff, "suggest a lack of respect for the sitting president of a kind that we haven't seen before".

"I don't think anybody is surprised that he and the President have had disagreements in the past", the official said.

  • Megan Austin