Aug 6, 2017

Kelly reviewing Trump's tweets

On Friday, Chief of Staff Kelly gave some 200 White House aides a "blunt" address, stressing loyalty, work ethic and stopping the leaks, per Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs and Margaret Talev.

  • In the meeting, Kelly said the staffers' loyalty must be to country first, Trump second, and "their own needs and priorities last."
  • A key sign: Trump has "shown a willingness to consult" with Kelly before tweeting, according to the Bloomberg report. He's not showing Kelly every tweet, and reserves the right to ignore him, but a source said Kelly has been "offering a different way to say the same thing."
  • The closed door policy, that Axios' Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan reported is keeping everyone from Jared Kushner to Omarosa from wandering into the Oval Office, is holding for now.
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