MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: John Kelly ‘has abandoned trying to manage the president’
Gen. John Kelly (image via Homeland Security/Creative Commons).

The ongoing turmoil over Dr. Ronny Jackson's nomination to lead the Veterans Administration was caused by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's failures, MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace reported Wednesday.

"It speaks to the weakness of the chain-of-command at the White House," the host noted. "It speaks to John Kelly's increasing irrelevance."

"I've heard from two sources today that Kelly has essentially abandoned trying to manage the president and all he is in charge of is staff and process," Wallace reported. "This seems like a failure on both those fronts."

"Absolutely," answered political correspondent Michael Crowley.

"The amazing reporting we had today, it's people in White House gunning down the nominees," he added. "It's like the call is coming from inside the house."