White House chief of staff John Kelly is restricting the amount of conservative news President Donald Trump sees, as well as from which news outlets he sees them, The Hill reports. Kelly is reportedly able to monitor daily news reports the president sees because Trump does not have an Internet browser on his phone and does not use a computer, The New York Times writes.
The policy has led to friction, the Times reported, as Trump has complained about not seeing publications like Breitbart and The Daily Caller.
“He’s having a very hard time. He doesn’t like the way the media’s handling him. He doesn’t like how Kelly’s handling him. He’s turning on people that are very close to him.” a Trump friend told The Washington Post.
However, on Friday, Trump appeared to deny the latest claim, tweeting that “General John Kelly is doing a great job as Chief of Staff. I could not be happier or more impressed — and this administration continues to get things done at a record clip. Many big decisions to be made over the coming days and weeks. AMERICA FIRST!”