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Trump lives out his LBJ fantasy: no chief of staff

Trump speaks at a table with his chief of staff John Kelly looking from behind
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LBJ withheld the title of chief of staff from his top aides, and President Trump is now living out that fantasy even with John Kelly in the building.

As part of his exasperation with being handled, Trump has taken to telling friends that — like Lyndon Johnson — he doesn't even need a chief.