It appears that John Kelly, the man Donald Trump brought aboard to fix the White House staff, is jumping ship.
He reportedly is about to resign as chief of staff after apparently promising to stay with the president until after the 2020 election.
Kelly, the retired Marine Corps general and former Homeland Security secretary, is the second chief of staff to be ousted since Trump took office. Reince Priebus couldn’t manage the staff, couldn’t control the message, couldn’t hit his rear end with both hands. Trump booted him out.
In came Kelly. He kicked some rear ends himself, showing former policy adviser Steven Bannon the door and seeking to control access to the president.
The president’s self-described “fine-tuned machine” ain’t running well. Imagine my (non)surprise.
CNN (quite naturally) is reporting that the two men don’t speak any longer. That is not good for a relationship that demands open communication between the boss and the person who runs his staff.
That fine-tuned machine still is needs a major overhaul.