This is a good clip from General John Kelly during the White House press briefing. In the clip he’s asked what the president’s frustrations are, and while he does it with a smile, he doesn’t mince words telling reporters that many of them frustrate Trump:
John Kelly says some of President Trump’s biggest frustrations are the media and Congress https://t.co/aba5BUhhOc
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 12, 2017
I really like how Kelly handled that. He didn’t attack the press like Trump does but actually gave them the benefit of the doubt, telling them in short order to get better sources for their stories. He didn’t even bring up ‘fake news’!
See that’s how it’s done and I so wish Trump were capable of this type of professionalism.
Kelly also says Trump’s tweets don’t make his job more difficult:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 12, 2017
And Kelly defends the right of the president to defend himself from unfair and unnecessarily critical comments from members of Congress:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 12, 2017