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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:41 PM

Kelly: Trump's Tweet Was Accurate, U.S. Will Stay In PR 'Until The Job Is Done'

Source: Talking Points Memo




By NICOLE LAFOND Published OCTOBER 12, 2017 2:33 PM

President Donald Trump does, in fact, believe the people of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens worthy of the same relief efforts from the federal government as the residents of Florida and Texas, Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday during a press briefing at the White House.

When asked how that sentiment translates into Trump’s Thursday morning tweets — where he said Congress would decide how much funding the U.S. territory gets and that federal recovery efforts couldn’t stay in Puerto Rico “forever!” — Kelly said his tweet was “exactly accurate.”

“The minute you go anywhere as a first responder, and this applies certainly to the military, you’re trying very hard, you’re working very hard to work yourself out of a job,” he said. “There will be a period in which we hope, sooner rather than later, to where the U.S. military and FEMA, generally speaking, can withdraw because then the government and the people of Puerto Rico are recovering sufficiently to start the process of rebuilding.” He said Trump and Kelly have a “great relationship” with the governor of Puerto Rico and vowed the U.S. would “stand with those American citizens in Puerto Rico until the job is done.”

“The tweet about FEMA … is extremely accurate. They’re not going to be there forever and the whole point is to start to work yourself out of a job and transition to the rebuilding process.”


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WH Chief Of Staff Meets The Press: ‘I Don’t Think I’m Being Fired Today’

By MATT SHUHAM Published OCTOBER 12, 2017 2:12 PM

White House chief of staff John Kelly took over the White House press briefing Thursday to assure the American people of a few things: He’s not quitting, and he’s not getting fired. He thinks.

“I would just offer to you that although I read it all of the time pretty consistently, I’m not quitting today,” he told reporters, after press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders introduced him by saying she was “calling in the Marines.

“I don’t believe, and I just talked to the President, I don’t think I’m being fired today,” Kelly continued. “And I’m not so frustrated in this job that I’m thinking of leaving.”

Kelly took over as White House chief of staff at the end of July, replacing former Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus. He’s attempted to institute a measure of control and professionalism on the Trump administration, though stories of infighting are common.

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It’s Not Me, It’s You: John Kelly Lectures The Press To ‘Get Better Sources’

By MATT SHUHAM Published OCTOBER 12, 2017 2:37 PM

White House chief of staff John Kelly told the White House press corps Thursday that one of President Donald Trump’s frustrations “is you.”

“Me personally?” the reporter questioning him asked.

“All of you,” Kelly said.

“Not all of you, but many of you.”

“I’m a reasonable guy,” he continued. “But when I read in the morning, I read — I won’t tell you what I read, but when I watch TV in the morning, it’s astounding to me how much is misreported.”

The chief of staff said he recognized that many members of the media were “operating off of contacts, leaks, whatever you call them.” But he offered the assembled reporters a piece of advice: “Maybe develop some better sources.”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/john-kelly-trumps-frustrations-you

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Thomas Hurt Oct 12 #1
olegramps Oct 12 #9
forgotmylogin Oct 12 #11
mahannah Oct 12 #2
Vinca Oct 12 #3
underpants Oct 12 #4
Wellstone ruled Oct 12 #5
Control-Z Oct 12 #6
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weissmam Oct 12 #7
pangaia Oct 12 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:47 PM

1. Horse sh*t, Kelly would have us believe that Donnie, in stating the glaringly obvious...

was just making a completely inane comm............oh I guess that is possible.

So it wasn't that he was implying he was going to pull support.......he was just being stupid.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:09 PM

9. He is nothing more than another Academe brainwashed clown.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:03 PM

11. Of course, yes, the goal is to *finish* providing aid.

But because Trump is an abrasive dick and an elitist who feels above the general citizenry instead of a practiced statesman, he likes to kick people he doesn't care about when they are down. He's never wanted nor feared for anything in his life, so he doesn't relate to people not being able to jump in a helicopter and get out of the heat and eat at their own hotel restaurant.

He has this horrible habit of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. What you say in times of trouble is "We support our American citizens in Puerto Rico and will do so until they are back on their feet and no longer need assistance."

This is why he needs to be removed. He riles people up unnecessarily, whether intentionally or not. The major job of the President, whether they get anything done or not, is to be the spokesperson of the people on the world stage. Trump does not enjoy doing this, nor is he good at it. He has been nothing but a CEO. He does not have the experience to lead a high school as the principal, never mind serve as President of the United States.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:50 PM

2. Perhaps Kelly would volunteer to be a source.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:56 PM

3. What's happened to Kelly? Does he realize his self respect is now a thing of the past?

It's not necessary for anyone to demean themselves "Trumpsplaining."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:57 PM

4. Awww widdle Snowflake no wikey dose meanie people

Screw him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:57 PM

5. Huston,we got a problem!!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:58 PM

6. Any respect I was trying to have for Kelly

flew out the window with that public ass kissing and lie fest.

I feel dirty after witnessing it.

And here I was hoping, against all odds, that he was actually in there to serve and protect his country and her people.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:12 PM

10. You can't judge a book by its cover

I think, if anything else, what the Trumptastrify has revealed is many people we thought were more moderate but probably hold deeply hidden beliefs, the same bigoted ones that the rest of the deplorables adhere to.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:03 PM

7. another trumpsplaner is born

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:06 PM

8. Hold your horses, there Kelly old dude...

1- "...There will be a period ......where the U.S. military and FEMA, generally speaking, can withdraw because then the government and the people of Puerto Rico are recovering sufficiently to start the process of rebuilding.”

"a period"? ... "generally speaking"?

2-"...U.S. would “stand with those American citizens in Puerto Rico until the job is done.”

Now... which is it?

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