A New York Times report that was released on Monday revealed that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and White House chief of staff John Kelly got into a physical altercation back in February outside the oval office.
According to The Times, a “near brawl” broke out between Kelly and Lewandowski, causing Secret Service to have to intervene.
“The president, for his part, has shown a certain reverence for men willing to engage in physical scuffles. Last fall, when Mr. Kelly was newly in his role, his willingness to engage angrily in meetings with Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, who at the time was the national security adviser, thrilled Mr. Trump,” The Times explained. “The president, who did not like General McMaster, gleefully told people about the skirmishes between the two men for weeks, saying it showed how tough Mr. Kelly was, a person familiar with the discussions said.”
The Times also reported that Kelly has been known to have temper issues as he has gotten into altercations with other White House staff members.