John Kelly staying on as White House chief of staff after tumultuous year

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General John Kelly is staying on as white house chief of staff a senior Administration official says the president asked him to remain through 20/20 and Kelly agreed the decision comes after months of reporting that suggested he was on his president Trump tweeted a photo of him and Kelly on Monday to congratulate his chief of staff for making marking one year on the job as Errol Barnett reports it’s been quite a year General Kelly is doing a fantastic job president Trump alongside is Chief of Staff John Kelly back in May responding to report Kelly called the president an idiot there is there such false reporting about our relationship we have a great relationship he’s doing a great job and see if it’s there I could not be more happy initially Homeland Security Secretary General Kelly replaced outgoing Chief of Staff reince priebus in July of 2017 and we look forward to if it’s possible an even better job at the time the White House was played by leaks and infighting the retired. Marine General Kelly was expected to bring discipline to the west wing and it appears at General Kelly is taking charge but by mid-august Kelly was pushing back against room as he was unhappy in the new role equivalence between whites cysts and counter protesters in Charlottesville Kelly could be seen staring at the ground he says those images do not tell the full story but in October there was more Kelly appeared in the White House briefing room to defend his job I’m not quitting today I don’t believe it I just talked to the present I don’t think I’m being fired today and I am not so frustrated in this job that I’m thinking of leaving 7 Days Later the president was criticized for being insensitive during a call to the Widow of a fallen soldier I mean you could ask General Kelly did he get a call from Obama you could ask other people what Obama’s policy was the president’s remarks led the gold star father to speak about a subject he previously kept quiet the 2010 death of his son and Afghanistan he was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed class was public he’s a very definitely changed his attitude towards the doctor issue and even the wall he has evolved in the way he’s looked at things campaign to governing at two different things quotes the war is the world that has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it then came the biggest threat to Kelly’s position in consistencies over when he knew about abuse allegations facing White House aide reporter initially the White House fumbled Chief of Staff John Kelly called him a man of true integrity and honor I think it’s fair to say that it that you know we all could have done better over the last few hours or last last few days it in dealing with situation the White House also defended Kelley’s handling of the situation replacing back in June the New York Times reported Kelly told visiting Senators the White House was a miserable place to work and wanted how much longer he would last before heading to the exit aravon at cbs.n Washington
White House chief of staff John Kelly has agreed to stay on through 2020 despite reports he was eyeing the exit. CBS News’ Errol Barnett looks back at his tumultuous first year in the Trump White House.

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