WSJ Drops John Kelly Resignation Announcement That Has The White House Buzzing

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Trump’s administration has a record turnover rate. Everyone from his chief of staff to his communications director has left either in shame or after Trump decided to fire them.

The Wall Street Journal reports that inside sources say the next to go is Trump’s second chief of staff, John Kelly.

‘President Donald Trump is consulting with advisers about whom he should tap as his next chief of staff, with John Kelly expected to depart the administration as early as this summer, possibly even this week, according to people familiar with the matter.’

Despite reports for the past few months from The Washington Post and Axios that this exit would come sometime in July, Kelly has continued to insist that he has no plans to resign. Others say that replacements are already being floated by Trump. Both news outlets stated that Kelly had already threatened to quit in March out of “frustration” with Trump and his incompetent administrative team.

Kelly was expected to be a voice of reason after former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus resigned. The former secretary of homeland security fired Trump’s former chief advisor, Steve Bannon, almost immediately upon taking over in the White House.

He has also openly challenged Trump on numerous occasions and has reportedly called Trump an “idiot” privately and said he wasn’t “fully informed” during the campaigns on his promises to build a wall on the southern border of Mexico during an interview.

‘There’s been an evolutionary process that this president has gone through… and I pointed out to all the members that were in the room that they all say things during the course of campaigns that may or may not be fully informed.’

As thin-skinned as Trump is (he denied he has changed his mind at all about the wall between the U.S. and Mexico), it’s no wonder he’s looking to replace Kelly.

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