The ongoing friction between chief of staff John Kelly and Donald Trump continues to grow. A new report on Monday revealed that Kelly has admitted behind closed doors that the president is an “idiot” that doesn’t know how to do his job.
NBC News spoke with eight current and former White House officials who claimed that Kelly plans to leave the West Wing come July.
“He doesn’t even understand what [the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program] is. He’s an idiot,” Kelly reportedly said, as per two officials. “We’ve got to save him from himself.”
“He says stuff you can’t believe,” a senior White House official told NBC. “He’ll say it and you think, ‘That is not what you should be saying.’”
According to four NBC’s White House sources, Kelly “has at times made remarks that have rattled female staffers,” including the claim that “women are more emotional than men.”