October 18, 2018

THE CARDINAL SIN IS DECENCY:

Kelly, Bolton Get in Profane Shouting Match Outside the Oval Office (Jennifer Jacobs, October 18, 2018, Bloomberg)

President Donald Trump's chief of staff and his national security adviser engaged in a profanity-laced argument outside the Oval Office on Thursday, according to three people familiar with the episode.

The chief of staff, John Kelly, and the national security adviser, John Bolton, fought over immigration and border crossings, including the performance of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, one person familiar with the matter said.

Bolton criticized Nielsen, a former Kelly deputy whom he advocated to replace him at the department. Trump sided with Bolton, the person said, which may once again stir speculation that Kelly will soon depart the White House.

It would be pretty amazing if General Kelly got canned for not being sufficiently anti-immigrant.

Posted by at October 18, 2018 4:26 PM

  

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