Chief of Staff Disputes Fake News

Oct 13, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly went before the press at a White House daily news briefing. The chief of staff took issue with the many fake news stories that are circulating about the president and White House politics. Kelly said that his job is not to ‘control’ the president. Instead, he characterized his job as controlling the information flow to the president. "It's funny, I read in the paper—you all know, you write it—that I have been a failure at controlling the president or a failure at controlling his tweeting and all that. I was not brought to this job to control anything but the flow of information to our president so that he can make the best decisions." He went on to say that President Trump is “a decisive guy” and “very thoughtful.” Kelly rebuked the press saying that it is “‘astounding’ how much the press misreport about the White House.” He stressed the his effectiveness as chief of staff should not be measured by what the press thinks he should or should not be doing. “I can guarantee to you that he is now presented with option, well thought out options.”