President Trump asked John Kelly to remain chief of staff through 2020

Marsha Scott
August 3, 2018

Despite past clashes with President Donald Trump, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has agreed to stay on through the 2020 election, an administration official said Tuesday.

Trump has reportedly considered replacing Kelly, with whom he's clashed over management style.

The officials who were not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.

Mr Kelly hit the one-year mark as Mr Trump's chief of staff Monday.

Kelly sought to bring rigid order and discipline to the West Wing, but Trump chafed under his restrictions, and Kelly found it impossible to contain the chaos that often is created by this president.

Still, Trump is known as a mercurial boss, whose feelings on key staffers can shift rapidly.

Kelly, who is said to have set a goal of lasting one year in the job, has been rumored to be on the way out of the White House.

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But Trump has chose to stick with Kelly - for now, at least.

But for this president, keeping Kelly around offers the best of both worlds: somebody to blame when things go awry but nobody fettering his freedom of action.

The two strong-willed men clashed repeatedly, with semi-frequent Oval Office shouting matches and speculation that Kelly could quit.

A White House official confirmed the report to Breitbart News.

While serving as secretary of homeland security, Kelly got news of his promotion via tweet from Air Force One. If that's true, it's a very twisted way for a place as important as the White House to be run.

Kelly did manage to cut off "meeting crashers", uninvited West Wing aides who used to show up to meetings, Politico reported, but he has not been able to control the president's habit of using his favorite network, Fox News, to dictate his agenda.

In the past, Trump has been coy about Kelly's role going forward.

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