Trump chief of staff says he will stay at Trump's request

Trump chief of staff says he will stay at Trump's request

"A year into the job, Kelly's attempts to implement traditional processes in an untraditional White House have failed, according to a dozen people in and outside the administration, "Politico's Eliana Johnson reports, and in fact, "three White House officials said these practices didn't last longer than six weeks".

The retired Marine Corps general "had been widely expected to leave the White House some time this summer", according to the Journal.

Many of Trump's friends and advisers have concluded the president doesn't really want a chief of staff - and he has several confidants urging him to operate without one. "Kelly is essentially calling Trump's bluff", says Sherman.

Kelly's fate has been a subject of months of speculation as to his standing in the West Wing diminished.

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Trump congratulated John Kelly in a tweet that includes a photo of the two men smiling wide.

Kelly, for his part, had grown increasingly frustrated in the role over the past year, furious at what he felt was unfair press coverage - particularly about his role in the scandal surrounding former Staff Secretary Rob Porter - while frequently butting heads with the president. A Fox News interview in which Kelly suggested that Trump's thinking on his signature border wall was evolving was an early flash point, followed by the fallout from the Porter controversy.

A White House official confirmed the report to Breitbart News.

Kelly has often joked publicly about how working for Trump is the hardest job he's ever had, including those on the battlefield. The White House has struggle to recruit top talent across the administration to replace departing staffers.