02 May, 2018
Is it possible Kelly has exhausted of Trump's own relentless outbursts and emotional tirades?
Officials: Kelly uses an "undisciplined and indiscreet approach" in handling White House staffers.
CNN followed with a separate report claiming that sources said Kelly said during a meeting with senior national security officials that Trump was becoming "unhinged" after suggesting that the USA would soon be removing troops from Syria.
Multiple sources have told CNN that Trump is increasingly frustrated with Kelly, and a senior administration official said Monday that the feeling goes both ways. "He always knows where I stand and he and I both know this story is total BS", CNN reported, Kelly as saying in a statement. "He'll say it and you think, 'That is not what you should be saying'". Three White House spokespeople said they'd never heard Kelly call anyone an idiot and that if he did say he was saving the country, he was doing so in jest. Four unnamed sources said that the comment was, in fact, said.
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The situation is similar to when reports surfaced that then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron".
"Ah, as is standard operating procedure for a new president, the White House medical unit took possession of the president's medical records", Sanders replied. People who have worked at the White House before or are working there now, or people hired to speak on behalf of the White House? "The quick denial underscores how damaging the remarks could be for Kelly", the Post reported.
NBC News also reported that a few current and former White House officials believe Kelly will leave by July and that it's clear "both Trump and Kelly seem to have exhausted of each other". "Trump, according to longtime advisers, hates the notion that any aide can control him - or that he lacks intelligence".
The doctor, who said that Trump would be the healthiest individual ever elected as president if he won, is now speaking out and alleging that members of Trump's staff raided his office shortly after Trump's inauguration. "Tillerson declined to do so, simply saying he wouldn't play that Washington game".
The private manner aides describe may shed new light on why Kelly now finds himself - just nine months into the job - grappling with diminished influence and a drumbeat of questions about how long he'll remain at the White House.