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Kelly Attacked Lewandowski Outside the Oval Office

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!

9 Responses to Kelly Attacked Lewandowski Outside the Oval Office

  1. Yea, sure seems to be bad blood between Kelly and Lewandowski. Likely goes back a long way. Trump did what managers have to do in situations like this. Called them in the office and….well. we really don’t know what he actually said. They’d better learn to work together or Trump will deal with it big time. Agree that Kelly has shown a bad temper and poor judgement. Not the first time.

  2. Who originally reported this? Half a dozen people familiar with the event? Who’s talking to the press and who got the report? The incident with Bolton was embellished from what I heard and the incident in China was about the NUCLEAR CODES so I’m glad he didn’t just like hand them off. LOL

  3. According to the NYT, (a rabid anti-Trump news source) 8 months ago, two members of the Trump team were involved in a shouting match inside the White House. Six unnamed (anonymous) sources “familiar” with the alleged event affirm the story.
    Not buying it. Nope. Something might have happened between the two men 8 months ago, but this isn’t the whole story or even the true story.
    Then again, if it is a true and factual story, what’s the point?

  4. I hear you all. The MSM has discredited itself with its extraordinary bias and obvious agenda. It’s not at all unreasonable to doubt this story, or think it’s only partially true. My belief is this happened, just knowing how these things get reported, but it has become very difficult to trust what we read.

  5. I’m now watching “The Apprentice” and it’s interesting. Not a world in which I could succeed.

    So, two men had an argument. Big deal. We are at a point where we either preserve this nation or lose it to Dem-secret-socialism.

    Perhaps earlier administrations did their shouting away from the White House, but I can’t believe there was no angry discord. What we have now is a WH full of alpha males. So far, I enjoy the contrast with the previous admin’s calm face and busy, secret, traitorous actions.