It must be global warming. That’s what I’m thinking.
According to the New York Times:
An argument last February between the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, and Corey Lewandowski, an informal adviser to President Trump, turned into a physical altercation that required Secret Service intervention just outside the Oval Office, according to a half-dozen people familiar with the events.
Mr. Kelly has shown little inclination to curb his own instinct for confrontation, from scuffling with a Chinese official during a visit to Beijing last year to last week’s profanity-laced shouting match with John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, after a meeting with the president.
Mr. Trump had both men in his office, according to those briefed on the event. Mr. Lewandowski, the president’s first campaign manager, was there for a previously scheduled appointment.
Mr. Kelly criticized Mr. Lewandowski to Mr. Trump for making so much money off the president in the form of his contract with the super PAC supporting the president’s re-election. Mr. Kelly also expressed his anger that Mr. Lewandowski had been criticizing him on television for his handling of the security clearance controversy related to Mr. Porter.
As Mr. Kelly walked toward a hallway leading back to his office, he called to someone to remove Mr. Lewandowski from the building. The two then began arguing, with Mr. Lewandowski speaking loudly. Mr. Kelly grabbed Mr. Lewandowski by his collar, trying to push him against a wall, according to a person with direct knowledge of the episode.
Mr. Lewandowski did not get physical in response, according to multiple people familiar with the episode. But Secret Service agents were called in. Ultimately, the two men agreed to move on, those briefed on the episode said.
So Lewandowski is the cooler head. That would make Kelly a very hot head, particularly for someone with so much responsibility during a crisis.
I can’t tell you how weird this is, having spent a lot of time at the White House. It’s a cool, quiet, albeit intense place. Squirrels will crawl up your pants looking for food because nothing dramatic ever happens.
Well, Americans didn’t vote for business as usual!