Trump Enjoys John Kelly's New Order - And Rails Against It

Trump Enjoys John Kelly's New Order - And Rails Against It

Several sources say President Donald Trump's frustration with some of his aides and the progress of his presidency is growing. The Washington Post takes this further today, reporting that Trump "appears to pine for the days when the Oval Office was a bustling hub of visitors and gossip, over which he presided as impresario".

"Donald Trump is a free spirit", he said.

That sentiment was echoed in interviews with 10 White House officials, Republican operatives and others with close ties to the president.

Though he's still tweeting his chief of staff's praises, Trump is definitely chafing against Kelly's strict bedtimes and just-one-snack policy.

A few weeks later, the White House announced that Trump had made a decision to give his first three months of salary to the Interior Department; his second three months worth went to the Education Department. But Trump has chafed at some of Kelly's attempts to restrict access to the President.

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"He's having a very hard time", a friend said, according to the Post. "He doesn't like how Kelly's handling him", a friend told the paper.

The recent reorganization in the White House has done little to determine the ideological course of Trump's presidency or shed light on how he will approach the looming showdowns in Congress.

Yet Trump has privately begun flouting these rules, according to the Post, frequently calling advisers and confidants - including former chief strategist Steve Bannon - from his personal phone.

One of the major reasons the last White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was removed from office was that he was unable to maintain the most basic discipline and enforce rules in the West Wing.

The New York Times reported on Friday that on one hand, Trump's aides say he has been impressed with how Kelly has taken control of the White House and managed Trump's time, with the president repeatedly remarking to others that "I now have time to think". "Now Mr. Kelly has thinned out his package of printouts so much that Mr. Trump plaintively asked a friend recently where The Daily Caller and Breitbart were". Keith Schiller is unknown to everyone but hardcore political news junkies, but if you're the sort of person who follows Trump closely, you know how important he is to POTUS. "He doesn't like how Kelly's handling him".

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