Only in today’s White House is it normal for staff to make an official announcement about not getting fired.
Friday was John Kelly’s turn.
The chief of staff took to the podium to defend his role, saying: ‘I’m not quitting today, I don’t believe — and I just talked to the president — I don’t think I’m being fired today. And I’m not so frustrated in this job that I’m thinking of leaving.’
Kelly went on: ‘I would tell you this is the hardest job I’ve ever, this is in my view the most important job I’ve ever had. I would offer though that it’s not the best job I’ve ever had.
‘The best job I’ve ever had — as I’ve said many times — is when I was an enlisted Marine sergeant. That is the best job I’ve ever had.’
The chief of staff looked longingly into the distance as he reminisced about his old job.
John Kelly found himself defending his role in the White House just weeks after starting it.
His entrance to Washington was turbulent because it sparked the sacking of Anthony Scaramucci — Trump’s old head of communications who lasted just ten days in the job.
At the time, Scaramucci said he felt like he wanted to give Kelly the space to settle into the role with fresh staff.
But what actually caused the firing was a series of mess-ups by the Mooch, including bitching about White House staff to a reporter, who then proceeded to report it.
The last we heard of Scaramucci, he was launching a newspaper/magazine/website called the Scaramucci Post. It was all very confusing and he failed to explain it well.
Try and work out his cryptic video, because we honestly have no idea.