President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, John Kelly, is eyeing leaving his job, saying the White House is a “miserable place to work,” The New York Times reported Sunday.
According to The Times, the former general made his comment to a group of senators last week, saying he has been unable to get control of a White House that continually seems to be “spinning out of control.”
Kelly is currently accompanying Trump in Singapore ahead of the president’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Several West Wing advisers say that Kelly is “beaten down.”
“It seems as though Chief of Staff Kelly is losing power by the day,” Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who has studied White House turnover over the last six administrations, told The Times. “It’s almost like a battery that’s draining. I’ve not seen any presidency operate effectively without putting somebody in there that you respect and you can trust.”
“By the time of the midterms, Trump will lead an emptier White House than his predecessors had,” she concluded.
You can read the entire report about White House turmoil here.