White House chief of staff John Kelly said Thursday that he is not resigning, pushing back against media reports that he has grown exasperated with his job inside the West Wing and has considered leaving.
"It is astounding to me how much is misreported", he told White House reporters during a surprise briefing appearance.
"I think I speak for the administration, that that state can simply not have the ability to reach the homeland", Kelly said.
She also worked for the Transportation and Security Administration under former President George W. Bush.
"[Gen. Kelly] puts to rest an bad lot of these rumors and this conjecture and these plain out fictions that we see every single day", she said on "The Intelligence Report". So unless things change, I'm not quitting, I'm not getting fired.
He concluded the White House press briefing by saying he would "enjoy reading about it tomorrow". Vanity Fair reported Wednesday that Kelly was "miserable in his job and is remaining out of a sense of duty to keep Trump from making some sort of disastrous decision".More news: Classic Nintendo Game Boy Is Coming, Trademark Filing Suggests
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Neither the White House nor Nielsen responded to requests for comment.
"One of his frustrations is you, all of you, not all of you, but many of you", Kelly said in response to a question about Trump's frustrations. All of you. Not all of you, but many of you.
"Maybe develop some better sources", Kelly added.
"Right now we think the threat is manageable, but over time, if it grows beyond where it is today, let's hope that diplomacy works", Kelly said. He previously served just over six months as Secretary of Homeland Security.
Kelly also addressed Trump's tweet Thursday morning that FEMA and other rescue workers couldn't be kept in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico "forever", and reiterated that the president believes the USA citizens there deserve the same support as those who were hit by hurricanes earlier this year in Texas and Florida.