When faced with embarrassing news circulating about them, most people would try not to draw even more attention to it. But Trump is not most people.
He didn’t try to ignore the reports that his chief of staff John Kelly called him an “idiot.” Instead, he decided to shine the glaring neon light of his Twitter account right at them.
NBC reported Monday afternoon that Kelly has made such comments on multiple occasions, according to eight current and former White House staffers.
Kelly of course quickly denied the report, calling it “total BS.” He insisted that he is “committed to the President, his agenda, and our country.”
Trump could have let Kelly have the last and at least somewhat dignified word on the matter.…
James Comey told ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos that Donald Trump, who fired him as FBI director last year, is “morally unfit” to serve as president. In an exclusive interview on ABC News’ 20/20 to promote his new memoir, A Higher Calling, Comey offered a variety of scorching observations about Trump, whom he described as sharing the worldview of the mobsters he once prosecuted as a law enforcement official:
I’m not trying to, by the way, suggest that President Trump is out breaking legs and — you know, shaking down shopkeepers. But instead, what I’m talking about is that leadership culture constantly comes back to me when I think about my experience with the Trump administration.