NBC News reports:
White House chief of staff John Kelly has eroded morale in the West Wing in recent months with comments to aides that include insulting the president’s intelligence and casting himself as the savior of the country, according to eight current and former White House officials.
The officials said Kelly portrays himself to Trump administration aides as the lone bulwark against catastrophe, curbing the erratic urges of a president who has a questionable grasp on policy issues and the functions of government. He has referred to Trump as “an idiot” multiple times to underscore his point, according to four officials who say they’ve witnessed the comments.
Wait. What? "Before February's Winter Olympics in South Korea, Kelly strongly — and successfully — dissuaded Trump from ordering the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the Korean peninsula, according to two officials." https://t.co/Bj8sGZIOcz
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) April 30, 2018
BREAKING: NBC just reported that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called Trump "an idiot" according to White House staffers. I think it's pretty safe to say that Trump's ego will drive him to fire Kelly very soon, now that this news is out.
— Ed Krassenstein 💎 (@EdKrassen) April 30, 2018
BREAKING: "White House CoS John Kelly has eroded morale in the West Wing in recent months … has referred to Trump as "an idiot" multiple times"
More from @carolelee w/ @NicolleDWallace now on #DeadelineWH on @MSNBC pic.twitter.com/pG4H3rf75p
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) April 30, 2018