world

Two top Trump aides get into heated exchange outside Oval Office

16 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2018.

©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.

16 Comments
Login to comment

"two sources familiar with the incident said."

"One source described the argument as a "tense exchange" but said that it had blown over"

"Another source said it was "not a big deal."

"Trump, asked about the incident, told reporters: "That I have not heard about."

Nothing to see here, folks.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

US military isn't for use INSIDE the USA. There's a pesky law from Civil War times - Posse Comitatus Act. All the lefties can thank your southern states for this. The South didn't want Federal northern troops enforcing laws in southern states post Civil War and got the act passed in Congress.

The law states that federalized military personnel cannot perform civil law enforcement functions.

US Military can help with law enforcement but not actually arrest anyone. Think support.

States have "National Guards." But National Guards are under the control of their respective Governors, unless the Feds call them up. Then they are also restricted to "support" or "passive" roles on the border. Both Obama and Bush deployed national guard troops to the southwestern border areas.

I like that these 2 people have heated discussions about border control. These sorts of actions shouldn't be easy or without lots of consideration. It would be best if the representatives in Congress could pass a clear set of laws for how the nation should deal with illegal immigration. Lacking that, we are stuck with whatever the President can get away doing until some judge, somewhere, gets a case to shutdown whatever he did, which doesn't actually solve the current problems that allows over 100K people into the USA illegally every year.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

"Trump, asked about the incident, told reporters: "That I have not heard about."

@serrano Nothing to see here, folks.

Above is a perfect example of Trump lying and his followers believing the lie. There are many reasons they're known as Cult45.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Nothing to see here, folks.

Nothing except chaos at the senior levels of the US government...more evidence that all the dysfunction outlined in Wolff's and Woodward's books was completely accurate...

John Bolton - well known as a "far-right wing nut" - and that's from another Republican and retired General (Brent Scowcroft).

It's clear Kelly and Mattis are the only adults left in the administration - I wonder how much longer both can stand dealing with all the drama, chaos, and incompetence that surrounds them...

Trump on Kelly tomorrow: "I think he's somewhat of a Democrat actually..."

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Two top Trump aides get into heated exchange outside Oval Office

One source described the argument as a "tense exchange" but said that it had blown over, and that it involved the job performance of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a former deputy to Kelly. Another source said it was "not a big deal."

How is this a "world" news story?

John Kelly and John Bolton may, or may not, have had a "tense exchange". Two anonomous sources, obviously unimpeachable anonomous sources, claim they heard the two men discussing an issue. Being good Democrats, they couldn't wait to leak such world-shaking information to a willing, waiting, biased, and gullible media outlet.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Being good Democrats, they couldn't wait to leak such world-shaking information to a willing, waiting, biased, and gullible media outlet.

So tell us who the Democrat is who sneaked into a meeting with the "all Republican" senior White House staff?  Security at the White House must be really bad to allow that to happen...

My bet is Bolton leaked this himself just to try to push Kelly out - he's that kind of guy...and shows what a chaotic mess this whole White House is...

5 ( +6 / -1 )

This is international news?

we never had 'tense exchanges' between Obama aides flashed around the world, though they undoubtedly occurred.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Yet another falling out among thieves of the Trump persuasion. There will be many more, as the jalopy rattles its way to political oblivion.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Sanders:  However, we are furious at the failure of Congressional Democrats to help us address this growing crisis

Umm, Sarah, the Republicans have a majority and still can't get things done.  How can you possibly blame the Democrats?  Unless you mean we, the repubs, are so disorganised,  factional and led by a dysfunctional delusional president that we are unable to get anything done without the help of normal people like the democrats.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

The empire at war with itself.

Good.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Above is a perfect example of Trump lying and his followers believing the lie.

Can you prove it?

There are many reasons they're known as Cult45.

Because liberals couldn’t think of something more artistic?

we never had 'tense exchanges' between Obama aides flashed around the world, though they undoubtedly occurred.

No, but you had a media that was in love with him, so if he ran over a cat, the media would have never let that fact be known. They loved the man, protected the man and made sure he smelled like a bunch of roses

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Any evidence yet that this "altercation" occurred other than two unnamed "sources" claim it?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

@bas4 Can you prove it?

@serrano Any evidence yet

Worrying that more people are adopting tactics like 'Can't prove it' used by employees of the Internet Research Agency.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I wish Kelly would just take that sniveling little Bolton outside the White House garden and put a 4-star Marine ass-whooping on him...knock that stupid Hitler mustache right off his face...

1 ( +2 / -1 )

lincolnman - I wish Kelly would just take that sniveling little Bolton outside the White House garden and put a 4-star Marine ass-whooping on him...knock that stupid Hitler mustache right off his face...

Are you advocating violence for the sake of violence, or are you advocating a political position?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

lincolnman - So tell us who the Democrat is who sneaked into a meeting with the "all Republican" senior White House staff? Security at the White House must be really bad to allow that to happen...

You only have to ask the two unnamed sources "quoted" by the unnamed Reuters reporter who wrote this story.

p.s. This "meeting" allegedly took place outside of the Oval Office.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites