Don’t you hate it when the parents fight?
Courtesy of Bloomberg:
President Donald Trump’s chief of staff and his national security adviser engaged in a profanity-laced argument outside the Oval Office on Thursday, according to three people familiar with the episode.
The chief of staff, John Kelly, and the national security adviser, John Bolton, fought over immigration and border crossings, including the performance of the Homeland Security Department under Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, one person familiar with the matter said. She was at the White House for meetings on Thursday but not present for the argument, the person said.
Bolton criticized DHS, and Kelly defended Nielsen, a former deputy whom he supported to replace him at the department. Trump sided with Bolton, the person said, which may once again stir speculation that Kelly will soon depart the White House.
The clash is an indication that tension is flaring in the White House 19 days before midterm elections in which Republican control of Congress is at stake. The shouting match was so intense that other White House aides worried one of the two men might immediately resign. Neither of the men is resigning, the people said.
Sources say that Trump was well aware of the argument but denied knowing about it when asked while preparing to board Air Force One because, you know, lying is what this guy does.
I don’t know about anybody else but I would be willing to spend good money to watch a pay-per-view fight between these two.
I think that the smart money would be on Kelly to wipe the floor with old walrus lips.
You know I read that when the Titanic was about to sink into its icy grave that the folks still onboard began fighting like cats and dogs over the last life rafts.
I think what is happening now is very reminiscent of that catastrophe.