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Gen. Kelly: 'I Do Not Follow the Tweets' of President Trump

Gen. Kelly: 'I Do Not Follow the Tweets' of President Trump
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 12 November 2017 08:58 AM

White Chief of Staff John Kelly admitted Sunday he does "not follow the tweets" or President Donald Trump, as the Los Angeles Times reported.

"Someone, I read the other day, said we all just react to the tweets," Gen. Kelly told reporters after a Sunday news conference in Vietnam, per the Times. "We don't. I don't. I don't allow the staff to. We know what we're doing.

"Believe it or not, I do not follow the tweets."

Gen. Kelly was responding to the provocations of President Trump in a tweet which shot back at North Korean leader Kim Jung Un for calling him "old" by saying he "would never call him 'short and fat.'"

"I find out about them, but for our purposes, my purpose, is we make sure the president is briefed up on what he's about to do," Gen. Kelly said, according to the Times. "They are what they are."

Despite former White House press secretary Sean Spicer declaring President Trump's tweets as "official statements" earlier this year, Gen. Kelly added the president's tweets have no bearing on how he leads the White House staff or makes policy.

"We develop policy in the normal traditional staff way," Gen. Kelly said, per the Times.

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