John Kelly denies that called trump an "idiot"

John Kelly denies that called trump an

John Kelly denies that called trump an "idiot"

NBC News quoted presidential historian Michael Beschloss, a Harvard professor and friend of Bill Clinton's, as saying, "Kelly's comments about Trump" - even though they are not Kelly's comments, according to Kelly - "suggest a lack of respect for the sitting president of a kind that we haven't seen before".

He Tweeted: "The Fake News is going insane making up false stories and using only unnamed sources (who don't exist)". He added, "The White House is running very smoothly".

Kelly was confirmed 88-11 to run the Department of Homeland Security, a post he held for just a few months before replacing Reince Priebus, Trump's first chief of staff.

Surprisingly, Trump too took to Twitter to refute such false rumors of him being called an idiot by his White House Chief. Kelly has made clear he wouldn't accept such an offer. Kelly allies insist he has merely trained the staff to follow his management protocols, but officials note that Trump has grown more willing to act unilaterally, ignoring or simply not seeking out the advice of his top aide.

Kelly told senior national security officials in what appeared to be a "moment of frustration" in the last month that he believed the President was becoming "unhinged", according to the senior administration official. The former official was not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations and requested anonymity. "We've got to save him from himself". Fake News is going "bonkers!" They said Kelly and Trump have an open, candid relationship.

It also comes amid a swirl of speculation that Kelly is on his way out as chief of staff, having been bypassed by Trump recently.

NBC cited three White House spokespeople who said they didn't believe the allegations against Kelly, "adding that none of them has ever heard him do that or otherwise use that word".

The public revelation of an insult directed at the president's intelligence is reminiscent of leaks previous year that former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron".

Officials said Kelly's public image as a retired four-star general instilling discipline on a chaotic White House and an impulsive president belies what they describe as the undisciplined and indiscreet approach he's employed as chief of staff.

"This is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration's many successes", Kelly stated in his statement.

Four unnamed sources said that the comment was, in fact, said.

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