John Kelly screamed at the TV watching coverage after Tillerson's firing — while Trump was in the room
White House chief of staff John Kelly (Screenshot)

Despite warning newly-ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about his imminent firing on Friday, White House chief of staff John Kelly was reportedly so enraged by the coverage of the fallout from the president's decision that he was heard yelling at a television.


Politico reported Tuesday that Kelly was aboard Air Force One with the president when the incident occurred, spurred on by news coverage that focused on the discord surrounding Tillerson's ouster.

Two ranking administration officials that spoke with Politico said people within the White House knew Tillerson was soon to be fired, but were unaware of when it would happen.