WH Officials Planning Mass Revolt Against Trump If He Fires John Kelly: Report
Speculation around the White House has been running around that Donald Trump is looking to fire chief of staff John Kelly and replace him with Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Nick Ayers. But according to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, this would cause multiple members of the Trump administration to revolt against the president’s decision.
“During Trump’s flight home from Paris, aides were filing in to go see the president saying that if he were to appoint Ayers as chief of staff, it would lower morale, it would trigger potentially an exodus,” said Baldwin to New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi. “Why don’t they like him very much?”
“I think he’s viewed as a striver, he’s viewed as an operator,” said Nuzzi. “It’s not surprising people want to hold on to their jobs when somebody comes in who seems to be able to have the president’s ear, to be able to be in important meetings and meet with the president privately, it’s not shocking to understand why that might prompt some fear.”
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