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Sanders Rejects Vanity Fair Report: Kelly 'In It For the Long Haul'

Sanders Rejects Vanity Fair Report: Kelly 'In It For the Long Haul'

By    |   Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:45 AM

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will remain part of President Donald Trump's administration for the long haul, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday while denying a Vanity Fair report claiming that the retired general is on his way out.

Meanwhile, shortly after Sanders' appearance on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," the president also tweeted his appreciationn for Kelly and other White House staff members.

"I expect General Kelly not just to be here for the next three years, but the next seven years," Sanders told Fox News. "As he [has] said, he's in it for the long haul. He has spent his entire life dedicated to public service and he sees this as one of the most important jobs he has ever had."

In Trump's tweet, he praised Kelly and other staff members, while attacking "fake reporting" that he said makes their jobs more difficult to perform.

"Thank you to General John Kelly, who is doing a fantastic job, and all of the staff and others in the White House, for a job well done," he said. 'Long hours and fake reporting makes your job more difficult, but it is always great to WIN, and few have won more than us!"

Sanders also commented that a person like Kelly "doesn't walk away, and he wants to see great things for this country, just like the president, and he wants to help push the president's agenda."

In addition, the press secretary slammed Vanity Fair, telling Fox News that she would not use it for "much other than a coaster."

"I don't think it is a reliable source of information and certainly not on this topic," said Sanders. "As Chief of Staff Kelly has said himself, as the president has stated, they both plan on being here for the long haul and doing it together. They have a great relationship. They're working well together."

On Monday, Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman reported that the relationship between Trump and Kelly has became even more strained with their disagreements on immigrations, and that two Republican sources has told him that the president has been discussing choosing a replacement for Kelly.

The sources told Sherman that Trump asked a friend what he thought about  Washington lobbyist David Urban, who helped the president win in Pennsylvania in 2016.

Sherman also reported that Trump's daughter, Ivanka, is playing a role in the search, and that Trump had complained about Kelly to a friend, saying he has "another nut job here who thinks he's running things."

On Tuesday, Sanders also slammed the media for its reports indicating various people are leaving the White House.

"The press loves to pick," she said. "Every single week there is another one of us leaving. So, we'll see what fake news is pushing next week on who is departing."

Sanders also Tuesday denied claims from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that the weekend government shutdown ended without help from Trump.

"I think Chuck Schumer right now is trying to save face in every way he possibly can," said Sanders. "This is a president who stood firm, stood his ground, worked with Republican leadership like Speaker [Paul] Ryan, like leader [Mitch] McConnell. We had a very coordinated effort to put pressure on Democrats to reopen the government so that we could again follow the proper process doing this...the president was engaged throughout the process."

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will remain part of President Donald Trump's administration for the long haul, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday while denying a Vanity Fair report claiming that the retired general is on his way out.
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