Appalled Kelly Says Nobody Has Spoken to Him Like Trump in His 35-Year Career
During a recent "dressing down" by President Donald Trump, new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told aides he's never been spoken to like that in his entire military career.
According to a report by the New York Times, Kelly told sources close to a fight between the president and his chief of staff in August that he won't tolerate such behavior again.
When staffers "gently suggested [Trump] refrain from injecting politics into day-to-day issues of governing after last month’s raucous rally in Arizona," he lashed at Kelly, who happened to be "the most senior aide in his presence."
Kelly "reacted calmly, but later told other White House staff members that he had never been spoken to like that during 35 years of serving his country," three sources close to the fight told the Times. "In the future, he said, he would not abide such treatment."