White House chief of staff John Kelly has denied media speculations about him reportedly calling US President Donald Trump “an idiot,” describing these claims as “total BS,” according to The Guardian.
This development occurred after NBC News reported, citing four government officials, that Kelly had allegedly “referred to Trump as ‘an idiot’ multiple times to underscore his point.”
After Kelly himself refuted these allegations, NBC journalist Stephanie Ruhle, however, insisted on the veracity of the story.
Dear John Kelly-— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) 30 апреля 2018 г.
As one of the people who worked on the story, I can tell you, it is WELL sourced.
As for “smearing” the President, those on your team recount stories of you (not us) undermining his credibility. https://t.co/oTHDyj1Fif
She also pointed out that a similar incident occurred not long ago, when former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly described Trump as a “f*cking moron.”
YUP… IDIOT… who remembers the last time that happened?— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) 30 апреля 2018 г.
Hint: rhymes with Tex Rillerson https://t.co/2Ucto9whX1
Tensions between Kelly and Trump were previously reported by the media on several occasions, with the former apparently threatening resignation and once even describing his position as "the hardest job he has ever had."