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Are More Unflattering Stories About John Kelly About to Drop?

Joe Scarborough's sources claim it's "just a matter of time."

Chief of Staff John Kelly.
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“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough on Sunday sent out a mysterious tweet claiming that “White House insiders” believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s days working for President Donald Trump are numbered.

Despite the fact that White House surrogates on Sunday insisted that the president still has confidence in his chief of staff, Scarborough believes the reality behind the scenes is quite different.

“WH insiders are saying it’s just a matter of time before Kelly is gone,” Scarborough wrote. “One source tells me more unflattering stories are coming out against an isolated CoS who has lost the president’s confidence.”

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Although Kelly has been credited with instilling more discipline in what had been a completely chaotic White House, his handling of the Rob Porter scandal has led to a cascade of negative leaks questioning his fitness for the job.

First Daughter Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner have reportedly been the most eager to see Kelly ousted, as reports suggest they feel that the chief of staff has limited their access to the president.

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Brad Reed is a writer living in Boston. His work has previously appeared in the American Prospect Online, and he blogs frequently at Sadly, No!.