Monday, April 30, 2018

White House officials claim that chief of staff John Kelly presents himself as a savior and calls Trump an "idiot" behind his back.

What an idiot.
Courtesy of NBC News:  

White House chief of staff John Kelly has eroded morale in the West Wing in recent months with comments to aides that include insulting the president's intelligence and casting himself as the savior of the country, according to eight current and former White House officials. 

The officials said Kelly portrays himself to Trump administration aides as the lone bulwark against catastrophe, curbing the erratic urges of a president who has a questionable grasp on policy issues and the functions of government. He has referred to Trump as "an idiot" multiple times to underscore his point, according to four officials who say they've witnessed the comments.

Officials said Kelly's public image as a retired four-star general instilling discipline on a chaotic White House and an impulsive president belies what they describe as the undisciplined and indiscreet approach he's employed as chief of staff. 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. 

"He says stuff you can't believe," said one senior White House official. "He'll say it and you think, 'That is not what you should be saying.'"

Of course since this story broke earlier today Kelly has issued a statement pushing back on the allegations:  
“I am committed to our President, his agenda, and our country. This is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration’s many successes.”

Yeah, okay.

This is not the first time that we have heard that there is tension between Trump and his chief of staff, and apparently Kelly has been greatly marginalized as of late.

And also according to NBC News Kelly's negative remarks about the president are not the only thing that puts his job in jeopardy:

Current and former White House officials said Kelly has at times made remarks that have rattled female staffers. Kelly has told aides multiple times that women are more emotional than men, including at least once in front of the president, four current and former officials said. 

And during a firestorm in February over accusations of domestic abuse against then-White House staff secretary Rob Porter, Kelly wondered aloud how much more Porter would have to endure before his honor could be restored, according to three officials who were present for the comments. He also questioned why Porter's ex-wives wouldn't just move on based on the information he said he had about his marriages, the officials said. 

Some current and former White House officials said they expect Kelly to leave by July, his one-year mark. But others say it's anyone's guess. What's clear is both Trump and Kelly seem to have tired of each other. 

Move over Rex Tillerson it looks like you are about to have a little company in the "We Just Got Shitcanned Hotel."

40 comments:

  1. Somebody just sent me $170 on Pay Pal.

    Just want to say thank you very much!

    That was very much appreciated!

    Damn, that made my day.

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    1. Anonymous6:55 PM

      Jeez, I can't believe anyone would send you a nickel.

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    2. Anonymous7:17 PM

      ^ you win jackass of the day!
      Jeez.

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    3. Anonymous7:34 PM

      Then why are you even here, 6:55???

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    4. Anonymous8:22 PM

      Jeez, Sarah, jealousy is not a good look on you.

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  2. Anonymous4:40 PM

    How long would any of us like to babysit that insanity? He can say what he wants to backtracking.

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  3. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Circular firing squad much?

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  4. Hedgewytch5:29 PM

    Power hungry madmen, sycophants, and clueless ideologues are 'running' our country. God help us.

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    1. Anonymous5:53 PM

      Check that, ‘ruining.’

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    2. Anonymous6:04 PM

      With no quotes. They ARE.

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  5. Anonymous5:52 PM

    Not that I think high-ranking military officials such as Kelly are infallible, but he didn't get 4-stars by being an idiot and I'm pretty sure he knows one when he sees it.

    What I don't understand is why he took the job in the first place. Why try to control a mobster, grifter, stupid guy in over his head?

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    1. Anonymous6:12 PM

      Because “I” am in charge now, who had no clue how to run a country, wouldn’t listen to anyone except Fox News for advice and “yes men” around his table of WTF do we do now.

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    2. Anonymous6:52 PM

      Hahahaha. military? 4 stars= not an idiot? really? Where did the term SNAFU come from? So ubiquitous they needed an acronym for it. Oldest oxymoron on the books - military intelligence. Any bureaucracy that big isn't infallible.

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  6. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Oh shitskis, looks like the vise around rumps nuts have tightened. Muellers has a few dozens question for dotardo to answer NOW!!

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  7. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Sounds like someone wants Kelly out of the WH, it’s probably John Baron.

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    1. Anonymous6:11 PM

      5:58PM. You're absolutely right. Tonight on MSNBC one of the guests said that he thinks this is a first class hit job on John Kelly. I'm not a fan of Kelly's but someone wants him out and is dishing dirt to the NY Times.

      My guess on who the source is? Kellyanne Conway. She's been angling for the Chief of Staff job since the campaign. Rumor has it that Conway was instrumental in getting Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer canned, too.

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    2. Anonymous6:25 PM

      I don’t believe anything coming from the WH anymore except on a rare occasion of words and action congruent.

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    3. Anonymous6:36 PM

      6:25 PM - when you elect a reality show.

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    4. Anonymous6:52 PM

      Kind of like they put a hit out on the good doctor and killed his career, Kelly is next.

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    5. 5:58 - That sounds VERY likely. Conjob strikes me as the kind that will undermine and eliminate any competition until she gets what she wants.

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  8. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Calling the boss and POTUS an idiot at work is not wise. However, Kelly does know that Trump is stupid so I give him a pass.

    I can’t imagine not uttering frustration working with bombastic Trump.

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    1. Anonymous6:39 PM

      Like working for NK, Russia, and other leaders.
      They are all nuts. Too much for them to deal with. Be careful what you wish for.

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  9. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Finally. Someone speaks the truth in the Trump administration.

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    1. Anonymous8:42 AM

      https://www.thedailybeast.com/kellyanne-conway-rips-faux-outrage-over-michelle-wolf?ref=home

      "‘just another day at the office’ for her." CON-job?

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  10. Anonymous6:56 PM

    Trump will sleep sound tonight and no doc to give him a sleeping pill.

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  11. Anonymous7:31 PM

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/9fa3b7bc-52bf-37b9-a81f-95d69f49305a/karen-pence’s-doctor-accuses.html

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  12. Anonymous9:11 PM

    WHY SAY IT BEHIND HIS BACK???

    PUT IT ON THE STATIONARY!!!!

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    1. Anonymous3:18 AM

      No shit!

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  13. Anonymous7:29 AM

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/idiot-idiot-dope-dumb-sht-check-msnbcs-big-list-brutal-insults-former-staffers-trump/

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  14. Anonymous7:40 AM

    MAY DAY MAY DAY MAY DAY

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    1. Anonymous8:05 AM

      http://www.pbs.org/video/amanpour-ronen-bergman-and-sir-peter-westmacott-gea11o/

      Watch THIS^

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  15. Anonymous7:55 AM

    OT? F-N>
    "I am going to need the right-wingnuts and some of the other folks who took issue with Michelle Wolf's stand up routine at the White House Correspondence Dinner to give me a break.

    Since when is a comedian not allowed to make fun of famous people? Besides, pretty much everything she said was true.

    It's just amazing to me that some of the same folks who defend this president and his vile and reprehensible behavior every day are now saying that this comedian went too far. She did not. She did what she was hired to do: Tell jokes. Donald trump makes fun of disabled people, and he tries to fat-shame women he disagrees with, and some of these same journalists who are now complaining about Wolf failed to cal him out for his boorish behavior. Trump himself said some pretty outrageous and dangerous things at his rally in Michigan, while Wolf was entertaining journalists in Washington, but it's crickets from America's chattering class and those who should be calling him out on it.

    Katherine Timpf, writing for the National Review, had a great take on this issue.

    "Wolf then continued to suggest that Sanders was a sort of “Uncle Tom but for white women.”

    Sanders was visibly upset the entire time, and many people on the right rushed to her defense — saying that Wolf’s jokes were inappropriate and an outrage. Here’s the thing, though: Many of those same people have absolutely no problem with it when President Trump makes fun of people, no matter how low the blow.

    Yes. In case you’ve forgotten, Donald Trump also really likes to make fun of people. On the campaign trail, he referred to Marco Rubio as “Little Marco” and Jeb Bush as “low-energy Jeb.” During a debate, he readily agreed that he’d compare Rosie O’Donnell to a “fat pig,” “slob,” “dog,” and “disgusting animal.” He mocked Carly Fiorina, saying “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?” During his presidency, he made fun of Mika Brzezinski, saying he once saw her “bleeding badly from a face-lift.” The list goes on and on.

    If you find yourself being outraged about Wolf’s jokes about Sanders, I’d suggest you ask yourself: Were you outraged about any of the above jokes as well? If not, why not?

    The way it appears now is that when Trump makes fun of Mika’s face, the Right says “Chill, it’s just a joke!” and the Left says it’s an outrage. When Michelle Wolf says Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s eyeshadow is made of lies, the Left says “Chill, it’s just a joke!” and the Right says it’s an outrage. There’s certainly an element of hypocrisy on this issue on both sides, but there’s also one difference: Michelle Wolf is a comedian, not the leader of the free world, so she does deserve a bit more leeway when it comes to making jokes." [Source]

    Maybe that's the problem, we can't separate the two, since "the leader of the free world" is such a joke."

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/michelle-wolf-jokes-no-worse-than-trump-attacks-on-opponents/

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    1. Well, first, Trump isn't the "leader of the free world" and second, why should he be allowed to speak to a lower standard than a stand up comedian?

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  16. Anonymous8:23 AM

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/idiot-idiot-dope-dumb-sht-check-msnbcs-big-list-brutal-insults-former-staffers-trump/

    '“ca$ting him$elf a$ the $avior of the country"'
    '“Everyone is sort of fed up and it’s just chaos all around,” '

    "So many people have been leaving the White House. It’s actually been really exciting and invigorating. I like turnover. I like chaos. It really is good,"
    ""Now the question everyone keeps asking is: ‘Who’s going to be the next to leave? Steve Miller or Melania?’"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Miller_(political_advisor)

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  17. Anonymous9:04 AM

    tinydjt tweet$>
    "So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were “leaked” to the media. No questions on Collusion. Oh, I see...you have a made up, phony crime, Collusion, that never existed, and an investigation begun with illegally leaked classified information. Nice!
    2:47 AM - May 1, 2018"

    {in between this>"Delegation heading to China to begin talks on the Massive Trade Deficit that has been created with our Country. Very much like North Korea, this should have been fixed years ago, not now. Same with other countries and NAFTA...but it will all get done. Great Potential for USA!"}

    "It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened! Witch Hunt!
    3:34 AM - May 1, 2018"

    https://wonkette.com/633298/robert-mueller-has-49-questions-for-president-hugefuckingliar-so-he-can-lie-to-mueller-49-times

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  18. Anonymous11:18 AM

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/05/01/failed-negotiator-trump-retreats-from-trade-threats-after-the-rest-of-the-world-scoffs.html

    "Breaking news, President Trump isn't a great negotiator after all.

    "U.S. has decided to postpone deadline on steel and aluminum tariffs to June 1 for EU, Canada and Mexico - source familiar with decision," per Reuters
    4:24 PM - Apr 30, 2018"

    "Just a tip for Republicans: If lying about a blow job matters, you better believe lying about contacts with Russia matters."

    https://twitter.com/PoliticusSarah?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicususa.com%2F2018%2F05%2F01%2Ffailed-negotiator-trump-retreats-from-trade-threats-after-the-rest-of-the-world-scoffs.html

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  19. Anonymous11:24 AM

    fuckudickcheney!

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-cia-official-says-some-torture-videotapes-may-still-exist

    'On Tuesday morning, an attorney for Abu Zubaydah, Joseph Margulies, requested a federal judge to permit the filing of a motion compelling the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to perform a search for the tapes and attest to the results of the search under oath. Should the tapes and related documents still indeed exist, the motion requests their immediate delivery to a court security officer.

    “For years, the CIA told Petitioner and the rest of the world that it had destroyed the tapes of his torture,” Margulies writes. “We now know that a copy of the tapes likely exists. In this motion, we seek relief to correct this state of affairs.”'

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  20. Anonymous11:44 AM

    Teachers>
    'Nation’s Top Teachers Confront
    Betsy DeVos In Private Meeting
    'say they left the meeting disappointed and frustrated.'

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/betsy-devos-top-teachers_us_5ae79725e4b055fd7fcef147

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    1. Anonymous12:17 PM

      "PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are rushing to pass a plan that will give a pay bump to teachers who have walked off the job in an unprecedented statewide strike, closing schools for the fourth day."

      https://wtop.com/education/2018/05/arizona-lawmakers-move-to-pass-raises-for-striking-teachers/

      "The budget contains some items designed to garner support from conservative Republicans, after the governor and GOP leaders bypassed minority Democrats to get the deal done.

      The most obvious is an extra $2 million for “Freedom Schools” at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona that are backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, who support Ducey and are trying to add conservative political and economic schools at universities nationwide."

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  21. Anonymous11:56 AM

    'Deputy AG on threats to him privately and publicly:
    The Justice Department “is not going to be extorted.”'
    Rosenstein.

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