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Kelly to Remain as Chief of Staff

Well, looks like Gen. John Kelly may go from on his way out the door to one of the longest-serving White House chiefs of staf in history.

From the Wall Street Journal:

White House chief of staff John Kelly told staff on Monday that President Trump had asked him to remain in his post through the 2020 election, White House officials said, a request that came as tensions between the two men have eased in recent months.

Mr. Kelly told staff members he agreed to the president’s request, one of the officials said.

Mr. Kelly, who on Monday marked his first anniversary as chief of staff, had been widely expected to leave the White House sometime this summer.

Mr. Trump in recent months has consulted with advisers about whom he should tap as his next chief of staff, considering as possible successors Nick Ayers, who serves as chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, and Mick Mulvaney, who heads the Office of Management and Budget and serves as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

If Mr. Kelly stays in his post through 2020, he would be among the longest-serving White House chiefs of staff in U.S. history.

So much for all the MSM reporting he was finished. Apparently he and the president have reached some kind of accomodation that doesn’t overly cramp President Trump’s style.

3 Responses to Kelly to Remain as Chief of Staff

  1. I’ve no doubt Trump is a hard boss to work for. He’s demanding, has high expectations, expects loyalty, a strong work ethic, truth telling, candor and support for his policies. If you’re a spineless, deceitful, backstabbing type of person, like most politicians, don’t apply for a job with him.

  2. I’d venture to suggest that the last things General Kelly could be called are “spineless, deceitful[and]backstabbing”. Just sayin’