How John Kelly became ‘chief in name only’

John Kelly got the official news of his promotion a year ago the same way a select few in the Trump administration have — by presidential tweet.

Kelly, then the secretary of homeland security, had talked with the president about coming on board as White House chief of staff, but the two had yet to discuss the timing of an announcement or an official rollout when Trump tweeted from aboard Air Force One: “I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American ….”

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