January 22, 2018

AIM LOW, HOME!:

"I'VE GOT ANOTHER NUT JOB HERE WHO THINKS HE'S RUNNING THINGS": ARE TRUMP AND KELLY HEADING FOR DIVORCE? (GABRIEL SHERMAN, JANUARY 22, 2018, Vanity Fair)
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Donald Trump's relationship with John Kelly, his chief of staff, fraught from the beginning, may finally have gone past the point of no return. Two prominent Republicans in frequent contact with the White House told me that Trump has discussed choosing Kelly's successor in recent days, asking a close friend what he thought about David Urban, a veteran Washington lobbyist and political operative who helped engineer Trump's victory in Pennsylvania. Ivanka is also playing a central role in the search, quietly field-testing ideas with people. "Ivanka is the most worried about it. She's trying to figure who replaces Kelly," a person who's spoken with her said.

Kelly's departure likely isn't imminent, sources said. "He wants to stay longer than Reince [Priebus]," an outside adviser said.

Perhaps the smallest ambition ever.

Posted by at January 22, 2018 5:44 PM

  

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