White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and President Donald Trump are said to be “barely tolerating” each other.
According to Politico, Kelly’s “status in the White House has changed in recent months” amid recent condemnation of Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.
“[H]e and the president are now seen as barely tolerating one another,” Politico notes. “According to four people close to Kelly, the former Marine general has largely yielded his role as the enforcer in the West Wing as his relationship with Trump has soured.”
The report adds: “While Kelly himself once believed he stood between Trump and chaos, he has told at least one person close to him that he may as well let the president do what he wants, even if it leads to impeachment — at least this chapter of American history would come to a close.”