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White House Chief of Staff Says President Donald Trump is Embarrassed by Muller Probe

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says President Donald Trump is a 'super-smart guy'. He claims he wishes he joined Trump's administration sooner and backs the president on various issues, particularly immigration.

He reveals that President Trump gets embarrassed about the Mueller probe, especially when other world leaders visit.

The Chief of Staff gave an interview with NPR last week. According to Kelly, the probe against Trump being led by special counsel Robert Mueller is awkward and useless. "It may not be a cloud but certainly the president is, you know, somewhat embarrassed, frankly," he said.

“When world leaders come in, it's kind of like you know Bibi Netanyahu is here and he who's under investigation himself and it's like, you know, you walk in and you know the first couple of minutes of every conversation might revolve around that kind of thing.”

According to Kelly, there is ‘nothing there’.

Thus far, Mueller’s inquiry into the Trump campaign allegedly conspiring with Russia has been going on now for more than a year. Thus far, Mueller has secured several indictments, but none for actual collusion with Russia. Charges have been for things such as giving false statements to the FBI, tax evasion and bank fraud. At this point, it hasn't even been official decided if President Trump is a subject or a target of the probe.

The president has repeatedly called the investigation a ‘Witch hunt’. Vice President Mike Pence has also been calling for the investigation to come to an end.

Kelly also discussed the topic of immigration, and says he supports the president’s tough stance. He says people with temporary protected status who have been in the U.S. for decades should get citizenship already. He notes that many people who want to come to America wouldn’t fit in.

"Let me step back and tell you that the vast majority of the people that move illegally into United States are not bad people. They're not criminals. They're not MS13,” Kelly explained. “But they're also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States, into our modern society. They're overwhelmingly rural people.”

Kelly says that most illegal immigrants who are rural do not speak English and have minimal education levels. He claims they ‘don’t integrate well’ into modern American life or modern society.

“In the countries they come from, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm. They don't speak English; obviously that's a big thing,” he explained.

“They don't integrate well. They don't have skills. They're not bad people. They're coming here for a reason. And I sympathize with the reason. But the laws are the laws... The big point is they elected to come illegally into the United States, and this is a technique that no one hopes will be used extensively or for very long.”

The president’s staff member seems proud to serve. “'My view is to speak truth to power. I always give my opinion on everything. He always listens,” Kelly said. “Sometimes he takes the opinion, sometimes he doesn't.”

He notes that the media often misrepresents the president and his current administration. “There's times of great frustration, mostly because of the stories I read about myself or others that I think the world of, which is just about everybody who works at the complex and wonder whether it's worth it to be subjected to that.”

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: DHS, DOD

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