White House chief of staff John Kelly echoes President Trump’s “fake news” attack on members of the media today at the daily White House press briefing.
JOHN KELLY: You said you’re not so frustrated that you’re thinking of leaving, but are you frustrated in. No, this is really, really hard work. Running the United States of America. I don’t run it, but I’m working for someone who is dedicated to serving the country in the way he talked about for a number of years. There are incredible challenges, economic challenges, healthcare challenges, international challenges that have to be dealt with. I don’t mean any criticism to Mr. Trump’s predecessors, but there is a lot of things that were, in my view, kicked down the road that have come home to roost right now that have to be dealt with. This is hard, hard work, John. My only frustration, with all due respect to everyone in the room is when I come to work in the morning and read about things I allegedly said or things that Mr. Trump allegedly said, or people who are going to be fired or whatever. It’s just not true. That’s my frustration, and I mean no disrespect to you. …read more