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Trump Just Threw His Own Chief Of Staff Under The Bus After Being Exposed For Border Wall Lie

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It looks like another internal White House war is brewing, this time between Donald Trump and his Chief of Staff John Kelly over remarks Kelly made to Democratic lawmakers downplaying Trump’s sincerity concerning building his fabled “border wall.”


On Wednesday, Kelly reportedly told lawmakers that Trump’s positions on issues like the border wall have evolved from his days as an uninformed presidential candidate. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) confirmed this account to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer:

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“Yes, we heard him say that,” the Arizona Democrat said.

According to CNN, a source close to the details of Kelly’s private meeting with Democrats and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus told them that Kelly was making a distinction between Trump’s campaign rhetoric and his actual policies. Kelly reportedly said to them:

“You make campaign promises but then you learn the reality of governing, which is difficult.”

The Chief of Staff added that Trump was “not fully informed” of all the details behind implementing his promises.

But early Thursday morning Trump took to his Twitter account to immediately double down on his promise to build the border wall, stating that his position “has never changed or evolved from the first day” he made his pledge. Trump went on to rail against NAFTA and Mexico’s “ridiculous 71 billion dollar trade surplus with the U.S.” He also reiterated that he plans to make Mexico pay for the wall, either “directly or indirectly.”

It now seems that Trump and his Chief of Staff are not on the same page, which isn’t surprising considering that Trump hates reading and changes his mind faster than Fox News can kiss his ass. But this new disconnect could signal another big shakeup in Trump’s tumultuous administration. Should Trump burn through his second Chief of Staff in less than two years and just before midterm elections, it could spell disaster for the Republican party who are already nervous about losing their majority hold on both houses of Congress this year.

Trump’s administration continues his slow-motion Hindenburg-like descent into the political abyss much to the horror, bemusement, embarrassment, and unflinching fascination of the American people and the rest of the world.


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Joe Clark

I'm originally from Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans; now living North Texas. I'm a reformed "South Park Conservative" who has grown passionate about progressive issues like social justice, education, criminal justice reform, gun control, ending the war on drugs, and economic inequality.I believe America's a stronger nation when we come together as one to find a solution and humble ourselves enough to consider other points of view from our neighbors around the world.I don't believe in American exceptionalism, but I do believe America can only be an exceptional place as long as we can be brutally honest about its strengths and weaknesses.