White House chief of staff: 'I'm not quitting today'

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that his job is not to "control" President Donald Trump, attempting to undercut a common media talking point.

"It is astounding to me how much is misreported", he told White House reporters during a surprise briefing appearance.

"I have found that Mr. Trump, from the day I met him, he is a decisive guy, he is a very thoughtful man", Kelly added.

During period of US President George W. Bush, Ministry had long served in many stages, while duties of Congress were also included.

"[Gen. Kelly] puts to rest an bad lot of these rumors and this conjecture and these plain out fictions that we see every single day", she said on "The Intelligence Report".

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One former Homeland Security official, who asked for anonymity so that the person could speak candidly, says the pick is a controversial one, and that people at the department are already speaking about leaving if the nomination moves forward. One showed him staring at the floor at a press conference in NY as Trump rambled about "both sides" being to blame for violence at a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kelly comments at a White House news conference were milder than Trump's recent pronouncements. "This is, in my view, the most important job I've ever had".

"A state that has developed a pretty good ICBM (missile) capability and is developing a pretty good nuclear re-entry vehicle, I would believe ... that that state simply can not have the ability to reach the homeland", Kelly said. Gone is Kelly's predecessor, Reince Priebus; press secretary Sean Spicer, and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, to name a few.

Although Trump recently declared that secretary of state Rex Tillerson was "wasting his time" trying to negotiate Pyongyang, Kelly added: "Let's hope diplomacy works".

In a statement, Senator Ron Johnson said, "Ms. Nielsen's long history of service with the Department, her cybersecurity experience and her tenure serving with General John Kelly would serve her well as the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security".

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