John Kelly leaving the White House in a matter of days: Report – Washington Examiner

White House chief of staff John Kelly is expected to resign in a matter of days.

The sources familiar with the situation told CNN that President Trump and Kelly have reached a stalemate in their relationship and are no longer on speaking terms in recent days.

Over the summer, Trump asked Kelly to stay on as chief of staff for two more years, but the sources said the two do not seem to have an effective working relationship anymore.

Trump is looking at a replacement plan, according to sources involved in the process.

One of the potential top replacements for Kelly could be Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Nick Ayers, Axios reported.

Kelly has survived several controversies during his 17-month stay. Reports surfaced that Kelly had been privately insulting Trump.

This year, he clashed with first lady Melania Trump over travel requests and seating assignments on planes.

Kelly has said working in the White House is “the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

[Read more: ‘Did he grab you?’ Corey Lewandowski pressed for answers on John Kelly altercation]

Source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/john-kelly-leaving-the-white-house-in-a-matter-of-days-report

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