John Kelly In Physical Altercation With Chinese Officials – Trump’s W.H. Is Silent

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There is a lot of speculation about White House Chief of Staff John Kelly these days. It looks as though he is embroiled in a lot of White House drama. According to New York Magazine:

‘Over the past seven months, John Kelly kept dropping strong hints that while he might be the “adult in the room” at the White House, he wasn’t all that different from the other characters on President Trump’s team.’

Now, it just so happens that more stories are coming out about John Kelly. On Sunday evening, Axios came out with a report saying that when Kelly visited Beijing’s Great Hall of the People with Mr. Trump on November 9, 2017, Kelly and U.S. Secret Service agents got into a scuffle with Chinese security officials over the nuclear football.

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According to Axios:

‘When the U.S. military aide carrying the nuclear football entered the Great Hall, Chinese security officials blocked his entry. (The official who carries the nuclear football is supposed to stay close to the president at all times, along with a doctor.)

‘A U.S. official hurried into the adjoining room and told Kelly what was happening. Kelly rushed over and told the U.S. officials to keep walking — “We’re moving in,” he said — and the Americans all started moving.’

All of this created a commotion and a Chinese security official grabbed Kelly. Kelly then shoved the man’s hand off his body. After that, a U.S. Secret Service agent grabbed the Chinese security official and tackled him to the ground.

Even though the incident ended quickly, there are still questions about what caused it in the first place since White House officials claim to have coordinated with Chinese officials.

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Axio reported:

Privately, Trump is always looking for excuses to bash Kelly. Trump has long chafed at Kelly’s efforts to control him. He genuinely resented Kelly’s claim to Fox News’ Bret Baier that Trump had “evolved” on immigration. So Kelly’s bungling of the Rob Porter disaster just cemented a view the president would have held regardless.’

Axios reported:

‘The whole scuffle was over in a flash, and the U.S. officials told about the incident were asked to keep quiet about it. Trump’s team followed the normal security procedure to brief the Chinese before their visit to Beijing, according to a person familiar with the trip — but somebody at the Chinese end either didn’t get the memo or decided to mess with the Americans anyway.’

Supposedly, though the Chinese didn’t actually have a nuclear football in their possession or even touch the briefcase. A source also said that the head of the Chinese security detail apologized to the Americans afterwards for the misunderstanding that ensued.

Axio also reported:

Privately, Trump is always looking for excuses to bash Kelly. Trump has long chafed at Kelly’s efforts to control him. He genuinely resented Kelly’s claim to Fox News’ Bret Baier that Trump had “evolved” on immigration. So Kelly’s bungling of the Rob Porter disaster just cemented a view the president would have held regardless.’

According to New York Magazine, Kelly isn’t much different from the president. The publication reported:

‘Kelly went on to defend Confederate General Robert E. Lee as “an honorable man” and claim “the lack of an ability to compromise” caused the Civil War. He said some of candidate Trump’s comments on immigration were “uninformed,” earning a public rebuke from the president. Then this week he said some undocumented immigrants were “too lazy to get off their asses” and apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.’

Here’s what Twitter had to say:

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