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John Kelly: Not My Job to Control What Trump Says

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By    |   Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 03:30 PM

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was asked Thursday about his boss' Twitter habit and he replied by saying it's not his job to control what President Donald Trump says or does.

"I read in the paper, you all know, you write it, that I have been a failure at controlling the president or a failure at controlling his tweeting and all that," Kelly said. "Again, I was not sent in or was not brought to this job to control anything but the flow of information to our president so that he can make the best decisions."

Kelly went on to describe how things work in the West Wing when it comes to giving the president information.

"He takes information in from every avenue he can receive it. I restrict no one, by the way, from going in to see him," Kelly said. "I was not sent in or brought in to control him. You should not measure my effectiveness as chief of staff by what you think I should be doing, but … I can guarantee you that he is now presented with options, well thought-out options.

"Those options are discussed in detail with his team. And then he comes up with the right decision."

Rumors have swirled in the media that Kelly is either unhappy with his job as chief of staff and/or Trump is unsatisfied with some of the restrictions Kelly has placed on him.

Trump uses Twitter as his mouthpiece to the world, which has been the source of much controversy. That's particularly true when he gets defensive and criticizes others — including members of the Republican Party.

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was asked Thursday about his boss' Twitter habit and he replied by saying it's not his job to control what President Donald Trump says or does.
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