WH Official Calls John Kelly ‘A Big Fat Liar’ in Report on Growing Porter Fallout
As the fallout from the Rob Porter scandal continues, there’s a new report out tonight detailing just how much people internally are turning on John Kelly.
According to The Washington Post, Kelly is seeing “diminished internal support” and more people are turning on him.
Clearly there are people in the White House hyping rumors of his job being on the line, as WaPo notes, though they do also report––as other outlets have––Trump has considered a few names to replace Kelly.
But then there’s the quotes from anonymous White House officials:
Kelly is “a big fat liar,” said one White House official, who demanded anonymity to share a candid opinion. “To put it in terms the general would understand, his handling of the Porter scandal amounts to dereliction of duty.”
Nonetheless, one foe described Kelly as “well done,” while another said he was in “big league” trouble…
Some White House officials, who until recently spoke of Kelly with reverence, have found ways to distance themselves from their boss, including by refusing to personally vouch for his credibility.
Others, the report adds, have offered less harsh language, with one saying Kelly was just “inartful” or forgetful.
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