BREAKING NEWS: Chief of Staff John Kelly turned on his boss–President Donald Trump–during an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier.
Kelly acknowledged Wednesday that Trump has ‘changed’ his position on major campaign pledges like the border wall. Trump is furious by Kelly’s comments and says that Kelly is lying.
But it got worse from there.
At a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Capitol Hill Kelly also said that some of Trump’s views were ‘uninformed.’ He also admitted that Mexico will not be paying for a border structure.
‘As we talked about things, where this president is and how much he wants to deal with this DACA issue and take it away,’ Kelly said on Fox. ‘I told [the Caucus] there’s been an evolutionary process that this president’s gone through.’
Even Trump’s own Chief of Staff thinks the president is a bumbling, lying, moron.
Kelly said he told Democrats lawmakers that Trump has ‘changed the way he’s looked at a number of things’ since becoming president. ‘He’s very definitely changed his attitudes toward the DACA issue and even the wall once we briefed him,’ Kelly said. But the president said that Kelly is not being truthful.
Kelly was the DHS secretary until late July, when Trump tapped him to replace Reince Priebus as chief of staff.
The retired general told Bret Baier on Wednesday evening that Customs and Border Protection experts told Trump last year after surveying the land between the U.S. and Mexico that a wall ‘would not be realistic’ in some areas.
Plots along the border ‘are so wild and untamed that there is no traffic that goes through them’ in certain place, Kelly explained. In other spots along the 600 miles where border structures already exist the experts determined ‘the fencing would suffice,’ he said.
The administration now believes it can build a wall in the areas it needs, roughly 800 additional miles beyond the existing fencing, for $20 billion, the White House chief of staff said.
‘So he has evolved in the way he’s looked at things,’ Kelly assessed. ‘Campaign to governing are two different things.’
Oh, and the cherry on top? Kelly said that Trump lied about getting Mexico to pay for the wall.
‘It’s possible that we could get the revenue from Mexico but not directly from their government,’ Kelly admitted.