John F. Kelly Quotes

I was not put on this earth to manage the president. My job is to manage the information that goes to the president.

 
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Kelly was the CHief of Staff in the Donald Trump White House. Trump had never managed large staffs before and had never had a chief of staff in any of his former organziations. Trump was also highly egotistical and reacted badly if any of his staff implied that they controlled or even made any decisions. He made the decisions and did not want any one to manage any part of him, his schedule, his positions or his statements. Kelly therefore, who most veteran politicians and political observers had hoped would manage the President's eratic and chaotic behavior, had to absolutly deny that his role was to manage the President--what almost everyone was looking for him to do.
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John F. Kelly, Quoted in The PBS Evening News, February 8, 2018

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John F. Kelly
John F. Kelly
  • Born: May 11, 1950
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politican & Military Officer

John Francis Kelly is a retired U.S. Marine Corps general who served as the White House Chief of Staff for President Donald Trump from July 31, 2017 to January 2, 2019. He had previously served as Secretary of Homeland Security in the Trump administration.

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