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Kelly: Barring 'change,' he's not quitting or being fired

Kelly: Barring 'change,' he's not quitting or being fired

White House chief of staff John Kelly told the White House press corps Thursday that one of President Donald Trump's frustrations "is you".

"I don't think I'm being fired today and I am not so frustrated in this job that I'm thinking of leaving", Kelly said in a light-hearted moment with reporters.

"[Gen. Kelly] puts to rest an very bad lot of these rumors and this conjecture and these plain out fictions that we see every single day", she said on "The Intelligence Report".

"I think perhaps I feel stronger and tougher on that subject than other people", Trump said in the Oval Office.

And asked about the president's own frustrations, Kelly replied frankly: "One of his frustrations is you".

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"I was not sent in or brought in to control him, and you should not measure my effectiveness as a chief of staff by what you think I should be doing, but simply the fact is I can guarantee to you that he is now presented with options, well thought out options", Kelly said.

Kelly also said he doesn't believe Trump's combative use of Twitter threatens his agenda, saying, "The president has a right to defend himself". All of you. Not all of you, but many of you.

'I would offer, though, it is not the best job I've ever had. Kelly said Americans should be "concerned" about North Korea since it has developed an intercontinental ballistic missile capability and is developing a vehicle that would allow a missile to survive re-entry into the earth's atmosphere.

Kelly also noted that "Congress has been frustrating" to the President. "This is really, really hard work - running the United States of America". The best job I've ever had, as I've said many times, is when I was an enlisted marine sergeant infantryman. Gone is Kelly's predecessor, Reince Priebus; press secretary Sean Spicer, and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, to name a few.

On Thursday, Kelly took to the briefing room lectern, with surprising ease, and spoke with journalists in an apparent effort to dispel the recent negative reporting and chatter about him and his management of the West Wing.


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