Tag: John Kelly

Trump Responds To John Kelly: The Wall Is The Wall

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told House Democrats and Fox News on Wednesday that President Trump wants a deal to protect DREAMers but also $20 billion to build 700 miles of “physical barrier” along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has “evolved” in his “uniformed” immigration and border wall ideas since the campaign, Kelly said.…

White House Bans Staff From Using Personal Cellphones

The Trump White House is banning employees from using personal cellphones while at work, effectively cutting staffers off from their children and families, Bloomberg New reports, citing White House officials. The ban, imposed by Chief of Staff John Kelly, is due to take effect Friday, with President Trump’s aides to be barred from using their…

John Kelly Tried To Have Thousands Of Hondurans Expelled

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke on Monday to pressure her to expel tens of thousands of Honduran immigrants living in the United States, the Washington Post reported. Duke, who at the time was preparing to extend their residency permits, reportedly refused to reverse her decision. “As…

John Kelly: Robert E. Lee Was An ‘Honorable Man’

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly defended Confederate-era monuments and hailed Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as an “honorable man” in an interview on Fox News on Monday night. When asked about calls to remove a plaque memorializing Lee from a church in Virginia, Kelly said it would be a “mistake” for society’s current…

John Kelly Cheerfully Tells The Press ‘I’m Not Quitting Today’

During today’s White House press briefing, Kelly popped up to address the press corps and let them know that he wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon. “Although I read it all the time, pretty consistently, I’m not quitting today,” Kelly stated, to a smattering of laughs. ” I don’t believe, and I’ve just talked to the…

Report: Trump Calls Bannon, Other Outside Advisers When Kelly Isn’t Around

President Donald Trump reportedly calls outside advisers from his personal cellphone when Chief of Staff John Kelly isn’t around. According to The Washington Post, the outside advisers include former chief strategist Stephen Bannon. Before Kelly’s arrival, the Post reports, Trump’s friends would be able to call the White House and be transferred directly to the…

Stephen Colbert Sings Farewell To Anthony Scaramucci [VIDEO]

On Monday Stephen Colbert was so sad by the “breaking nooch” that President Trump had fired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci after just 10 days on the job. “Yes, the Mooch is toast,” Colbert said. “The front-stabber has been back-stabbed. He said he was going to fire everybody, and I gotta admit, he delivered.”…

Trump Taps Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster As New National Security Adviser

President Trump on Monday announced that he had picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser. McMaster replaces Michael Flynn, who was ousted last week for withholding information on his communication with Russia’s ambassador from Vice President Mike Pence. In an appearance at his Mar-a-Lago club in…

AP: Trump To Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops On Immigrants

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland,…

Trump Blames Airport Chaos on Delta

Airports all over the United States spun into crisis over the weekend after President Trump signed an order closing the nation to refugees and to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Lawyers and protesters rushed to the aid of American residents who were barred from reentry, and legal battles began all over the country. Despite…

Trump Nominates Gen. John Kelly For Homeland Security

On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump officially nominated retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. It was reported last week that Trump would tap Kelly, but Trump had not yet formally offered him the position. “Gen. John Kelly’s decades of military service and deep commitment to fighting the threat of terrorism…