Trump Defends Kelly After Report About President's Frustration With WH Officials

Posted September 03, 2017

Bannon's influence, Breitbart's influence, has not stopped because Donald Trump is still reaching out to him.

Trump chafes at some of the retired Marine Corps general's moves to restrict access to him since he took the job nearly a month ago, said several people close to the president.

The recent forced resignation of the ultra-right Steve Bannon as chief strategic adviser to the White House was seen by many mainstream political elites in Washington as a major political triumph over the "alt-right" who have turned conventional political wisdom on its head and raised a lot of eyebrows in the USA ever since President Donald Trump took office in January.

These are admittedly low bars, and even Haberman and Thrush acknowledge that it's basically routine office management. "Steve Bannon literally just went out when he left the White House and met with the Mercers, the billionaires, because they're thinking of going against Fox News to expose all of this stuff".

And since making the move from the top position at the Homeland Security Department, Kelly has reportedly moved swiftly to limit access to the president, curb Trump's Twitter habits and dismiss aides he views as sources of drama or controversy.

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Trump Defends Kelly After Report About President's Frustration With WH Officials

Yet in public, Mr. Trump has not been shy in lauding Kelly, and attempted to have the retired Army general join him on stage during his recent rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

"I don't think it's a worry or a concern as much as it's a reality", Roger Stone, a longtime informal adviser to the president, said of Trump's preoccupation with his base.

The White House is also pushing back on the Post's report, with a senior official telling CBS News that the story is "not true". "He doesn't like the way the media's handling him".

On Friday morning, Trump tweeted out some praise for John Kelly saying what a great job he's doing because obviously he understands that Kelly's getting really fed up with the fact that he's trying to make Donald Trump a better person, but Trump simply doesn't want to make himself any better. Being that Kelly is a politically neutral individual, it's good to know that he isn't someone who will simply allow the President to walk all over him. In fact, his appointment did not come as a surprise at all because he is widely regarded as one of Trump's most trusted men.