White House Chief of Staff Kelly has made efforts to keep his Marine son's death out of politics.
President Trump is testing the reluctance of his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, to discuss the death of his son Second Lt. Robert Kelly, who died in combat in 2010.
President Trump, facing blowback for his delay in calling the families of four soldiers who died in combat, on Tuesday invoked the fallen son of his chief of staff, retired Gen. John F. Kelly. "As far as other presidents, I don't know, you could ask Gen. Kelly, did he get a call from Obama? I don't...
President Donald Trump invoked the death of his chief of staff John Kelly’s son—a marine who was killed in 2010 while fighting in Afghanistan—in an attempt to further bolster his false claim that former President Barack Obama did not regularly contact the families of soldiers killed in action. As far as past presidents, “You could ask […]
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had to endure every parent’s worst nightmare when his son, 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan in 2010 … Click to Continue »
President Donald Trump politicized the death of his chief of staff’s son to slur his predecessor — and it appears he may not be telling the whole truth. Trump claimed Monday that President Barack Obama did not call the families of slain service members, and he suggested Tuesday that the...
The president claims his predecessor never called the families of fallen soldiers. It's bunk. Donald Trump is now exploiting the death of Chief of Staff John Kelly’s son, killed in Afghanistan in 2010, to prop up his recent lies about president Obama’s record of calling bereaved families of fallen soldiers. Show More Summary
President Donald Trump on Tuesday doubled down on his false claim that his predecessors never called the families of soldiers who were killed in combat. In justifying his remarks, Trump pointed to his chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, as an example of a military parent who never received a phone...
“White House chief of staff John Kelly is giving Cabinet secretaries more autonomy to pick top political appointees, reversing efforts under his predecessor Reince Priebus to run most appointments through the West Wing,” Politico reports. “Kelly’s goal, according to 10 [...]
President Donald Trump’s chaotic, incompletely-staffed administration is being roiled by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s drive to fill the remaining positions left unstaffed by the president. According to Politico, the beleaguered White House’s decision to leave key...
President Trump has botched nearly everything. Even Sen. Bob Corker, a former ally, laments that "the White House has become an adult day care center." Now Trump's chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, is acknowledging the president's incompetence. Show More Summary
White House chief of staff John Kelly said on Friday the federal government would stand with Puerto Rico in its recovery efforts until the "job is done," saying President Donald Trump was just recognizing reality in a tweet earlier in the day that noted the emergency response would not go on forever. Show More Summary
President Trump has botched nearly everything. Even Sen. Bob Corker, a former ally, laments that “the White House has become an adult day care center.” Now Trump’s chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, is acknowledging the president’s incompetence. Show More Summary
John Kelly’s news conference from the White House briefing room yesterday was great. It was the equivalent of offering Washington a Xanax. The poised, confident and well-spoken White House chief of staff actually looked like, dare I say, a president. Too bad President Trump can’t do what Kelly did. Trump’s erratic behavior and inconsistent verbiage put into […]
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly dinged the White House press corps Thursday when he told them the amount of misreporting they do is “astounding.” Kelly was asked to “peel back the curtain” on President Trump’s frustrations, giving him an opening to criticize the reporting on Trump. “One of his frustrations is you, all of […]
The Post reports on Chief of Staff John F. Kelly’s appearance on Thursday in the White House briefing room where Kelly tried to smooth over President Trump’s remarks about potentially ending hurricane help for Puerto Rico: Kelly... said that the country would “stand with those American citizens in Puerto Rico until the […]
The morning after Chief of Staff John Kelly came to the White House press briefing to insist it’s not his job to contain the president’s tweeting, Donald Trump demonstrated. POTUS wanted to make sure his 40.5M followers saw Bill O'Reilly's tweet that “A free press is vital to protecting all Americans. Show More Summary
A surprise news conference in Washington featured the chief of staff, and a Rohingya survivor told one of our correspondents her story.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly warns more terrorists are heading to Europe. Will they feel safe in Italy? Many who've carried out attacks across Europe have ties there.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said on Thursday the Trump administration thinks the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons capability is currently manageable but Pyongyang cannot be allowed to develop the ability to strike the U.S. homeland.