In what may have been a moment of candor about his difficult job, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly joked that his move to the White House was an act of “divine punishment.”
Before becoming Trump’s top aide, an assignment intended to bring order in a tumultuous West Wing, John Kelly ran the Department of Homeland Security.
At an event marking the agency’s anniversary, Kelly drew laughter as he described mixed feelings about leaving the agency to join the Trump’s White House.
“The last thing I wanted to do was walk away from one of the great honors of my life, being the secretary of homeland security”, Kelly said, “but I did something wrong and God punished me, I guess”, he added as the crowd cheered.
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