White House Chief of Staff John Kelly thoroughly destroyed the mainstream media during a press conference on Thursday, telling them they need better sources and that they are the single biggest source of frustration in the Administration.
“It is astounding to me how much is misreported,” Kelly told a group of reporters whose job it is to report things accurately.
He added, “I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you are operating off of contacts, leaks, whatever you call them but I would just offer to you the advice, I’d say, maybe develop some better sources.”
Chief of Staff John Kelly rips the media to their faces “It is astounding to me how much is misreported.” pic.twitter.com/yQThtRGBAj
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 12, 2017
Well played, sir.
When asked what the President himself is frustrated by, Kelly delivered without a hint of sarcasm, “One of his frustrations is you, all of you.”
“One of his frustrations is you…all of you…many of you” John Kelly on Trump and media.
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) October 12, 2017
Kelly served nearly 46 years in the Marine Corps and is the highest-ranking American military official to lose a child in combat since 9/11. He doesn’t have time for ‘fake news’ nonsense.
One such example of this, the chief of staff explained, has been the numerous photos that appear to be showing him frustrated or upset with Trump.
These photos were widely circulated as evidence that Kelly was disturbed by Trump’s comments to the United Nations regarding North Korean leader Little Rocket Man …
— Rahsaan (@RahsaanBall) September 25, 2017
John Kelly apparently went through some sort of existential crisis during Trump’s UN speech. pic.twitter.com/v0JUz21klN
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) September 19, 2017
The media also tried their best to suggest Kelly’s frustration at an infrastructure press conference in August.
Kelly thought bubble here – “I wonder if I can go back to DHS?” https://t.co/SfLwyZpcX5
— Mike Feldman (@feldmike) August 15, 2017
Gaze down, shoulders hunched, head pulled in, arms crossed: Kelly’s body as protective casing. This is what association w Trump does to you https://t.co/PYALFtgRoc
— Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat) August 15, 2017
“[I] just put some organization to it,” Kelly divulged. “I put a smile on my face, although you guys with the cameras always catch me when I’m thinking hard, and it looks like I’m frustrated and mad.”
Trump’s chief of staff also went on to dispel another media created narrative – he’s not leaving.
“I’m not quitting today,” he said.
“I just talked to the president. I don’t think I’m being fired today. And I’m not so frustrated in this job that I’m thinking of leaving.”
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