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Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:02

Kelly seeks to tamp down rumors he’s unhappy working for Trump and on his way out

Written by  Abby Phillip

On more than one occasion, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has been spotted with his head down, arms crossed and his face locked in a steely expression that many an observer has interpreted as physical evidence of his exasperation at serving under President Trump.

Rumors that the former Marine general is not long for a job he took only a few short months ago persist.

But on Thursday afternoon, Kelly was all smiles as he sauntered into the White House Brady Press Briefing room, his first appearance there since becoming chief of staff, telling a room full of surprised reporters that reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.

“I would just offer to you that although I read it all the time pretty consistently, I'm not quitting today,” the former Marine general said prompting chuckles across the room. “I don't believe — and I just talked to the president — I don't think I'm being fired today.”

He continued.

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly said on Oct. 12 that President Trump is frustrated with journalists and Congress. (Reuters)

“And I am not so frustrated in this job that I’m thinking of leaving,” Kelly said.

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