This is what it looks like when Donald Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, projects stability and confidence in a ha-ha-I’m-joking kind of way:
The reporters listening to him reportedly chuckled, but it’s not normal that the White House chief of staff—the second one in less than a year—has to go out and say this at any level of seriousness. Also, does Trump’s mood count as a “thing” in “unless things change”? Because if so …
But that’s not even the most convincing Kelly wasn’t. He also insisted that Trump wants to get rid of nuclear weapons, not get more of them, and complained about poor sourcing on reports about what’s going on in the White House. Psst, John. The more nuclear weapons thing wasn’t just an NBC report.
If John Kelly was trying to make sure we knew he couldn’t be trusted any more than his boss, he deserves congratulations.