NBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Fires Back at John Kelly for Calling ‘Idiot’ Report ‘Pathetic’


NBC News reported today that John Kelly called President Trump an “idiot” multiple times. Kelly slammed the report as “total BS” and Stephanie Ruhle––who shares the byline on the report––fired back tonight.

Kelly said, “This is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration’s many successes.”

Ruhle responded on Chris Hayes‘ show tonight and said, “Maybe it’s pathetic that people on your team are that willing to be sources on the story… I don’t think it’s pathetic that this story exists, because there was plenty of sourcing on it.”

She stood by the report and said the relationship between the President and his chief of staff has deteriorated.

As for the comments Kelly apparently made about women being more emotional than men, Ruhle practically rolled her eyes as she said, “If the issue is you’re too emotional to be successful, I turn you to President Donald J. Trump’s Twitter feed. What do you think that is filled with? Emotion!”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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