Kelly Says He's Not Leaving as White House Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff John Kelly: 'I'm not quitting today,' 'I don't think I'm being fired today'

Chief of Staff John Kelly: 'I'm not quitting today,' 'I don't think I'm being fired today'

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said on Thursday the Trump administration thinks the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons capability is now manageable but Pyongyang can not be allowed to develop the ability to strike the USA homeland.

"I don't think I'm being fired today and I am not so frustrated in this job that I'm thinking of leaving", Kelly said in a light-hearted moment with reporters.

Kelly's extraordinary statements are the latest examples of Trump administration officials professing their loyalty publicly Trump, refuting reports that suggest problems in the chaotic administration.

"[Gen. Kelly] puts to rest an bad lot of these rumors and this conjecture and these plain out fictions that we see every single day", she said on "The Intelligence Report".

Kelly spent much of the press conference needling reporters, and alluded to recent reports that said the chief of staff has repeatedly clashed with President Donald Trump and was only staying in his job out of a sense of duty.

"One of his frustrations is you".

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"I think I speak for the administration, that that state can simply not have the ability to reach the homeland", Kelly said.

Reports on his imminent departure are greatly exaggerated, the retired general says.

Asked what the president's biggest frustration was, Kelly replied, "One of his frustrations is you".

Congress has also been frustrating to the president, Kelly added. All of you. Not all of you, but many of you. "But I would just offer to you the advice", he added. "I was not brought to this job to control anything but the flow of information to our president so that he can make the best decisions".

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday the North Korean nuclear and missile threat is "manageable" for now but the isolated nation can't be allowed to develop the ability to strike the US homeland.

He said there's already "great concern" about Americans who live in Guam. Gone is Kelly's predecessor, Reince Priebus; press secretary Sean Spicer, and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, to name a few.

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