Sanders says White House staff "passionate," not angry at each other
John Bolton and John Kelly. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders disputed reports of a "shouting match" over immigration between Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser John Bolton. "The shouting match was so intense that other White House aides worried one of the two men might immediately resign," Bloomberg reported.
“While we are passionate about solving the issue of illegal immigration, we are not angry at one another."— Sanders statement
Why it matters: The fight "over immigration and border crossings, including the performance of the Homeland Security Department under Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen," according to Bloomberg, shows that "tension is flaring in the White House" before midterm elections with Republicans might lose control of Congress.