When President Donald Trump spoke before the General Assembly at the United Nations, it was cringe-worthy. It was so cringe-worthy a photo was captured of Chief of Staff John Kelly putting his head in his hands in exasperation – literally. After the media caught hold of the photograph and had a field day with it, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made it a point to attempt to set the record straight.
Sanders appeared on Fox & Friend’s the day after Trump’s speech and the facepalming seen around the world and tried to explain it away.
‘I would certainly not read anything into that picture any more than probably just like the rest of us… we’re tired trying to keep up with this president who is working hard every day to help America.’
Co-host Brian Kilmeade asked Sanders if the president was happy with Kelly, as we often see him with his head in his hands or staring down at the ground. Sanders painted a rosy picture for the Fox & Friends hosts and viewership.
‘General Kelly has been a great addition… He and the president have a great chemistry. They work really well together… The president has an abundance of energy. I don’t know where it comes from. All of us on the staff are tired trying to keep up with him. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s part of it.’
She also clarified that Kelly had a hand in writing the speech and had read the speech ahead of time. However, at any time Trump could have adlibbed his “Rocket Man” comment.
It’s hard to imagine someone as stringent and exacting as Kelly would just put their head in their hands because they are tired during a speech at the United Nations. It is far easier to postulate that Kelly, who has attempted to bring order into a chaotic White House, couldn’t hold back putting his head in his hands after Trump called the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man” in front of the United Nations and in front of millions who watched his speech.
You can watch Sanders’ comments below.
Featured image captured from video.