Trump Reportedly ‘Hated’ John Kelly’s Comments That His Views on Wall Are ‘Evolving’
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s Fox News interview in which he said President Donald Trump’s views on immigration have “evolved” and weren’t “fully informed” when he promised a border wall during the 2016 campaign didn’t figure to sit well with the Commander-in-Chief. And indeed, according to a new report out Thursday morning, they didn’t.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, citing unnamed sources inside the White House, reports that Trump “spent last night fuming” over the remarks by his Chief of Staff. Collins’ sources also said that the president “hated” the remarks Kelly reportedly made to Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday regarding Trump’s “evolving” views on the wall.
In his Fox News interview with Bret Baier, Kelly said that Trump’s views on the border wall weren’t “fully informed” when he made his promise during the campaign.
This reporting seems to be in line with the president’s Tweetstorm on Thursday morning.
“The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it,” Trump wrote Thursday morning, contradicting his chief of staff.
The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it. Parts will be, of necessity, see through and it was never intended to be built in areas where there is natural protection such as mountains, wastelands or tough rivers or water…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018
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