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Kelly: My Job Is Not to 'Control' Trump

Kelly: My Job Is Not to 'Control' Trump

So unless things change, I'm not quitting, I'm not getting fired. "I don't think I'm being fired today, and I'm not so frustrated in this job that I'm thinking of leaving".

"I don't think I'm being fired today", Kelly told reporters from the White House briefing room podium.

There have been recent rumors and reports about the retired four-starMarine Corps general and the challenges of being Trump's chief of staff.

Kelly, who stepped in as Trump's second chief of staff on July 28, replaced former Republican National Committee chair, Reince Priebus.

"People should be concerned about a state that has developed a pretty good ICBM capability", Kelly said, addressing the threat to Guam as well as the US mainland. All of you. Not all of you, but many of you. The president did not identify the source of the referenced reports, though stories from multiple news organizations earlier in the week described the relationship between Trump and Kelly as on tenuous footing.

Kelly also told reporters that they had mischaracterized his role.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said on Thursday the Trump administration thinks the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons capability is now manageable but Pyongyang can not be allowed to develop the ability to strike the USA homeland.

Kelly denied he was bothered by Trump's frequent tweets and that his job did not include managing the president.

Kelly called the job the hardest and most important job he's ever had, but not the best job he's had, saying that that the best job he's ever had was when he was an enlisted Marine.

The chief of staff added that he did not restrict anyone from going in to see the president, as has been reported, but acknowledged now that instead of "onesies and twosies" entering the Oval Office to speak with the president, advisers go in as groups.

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"That state simply can not have the ability to reach the homeland", he said. Kelly said Americans should be "concerned" about North Korea since it has developed an intercontinental ballistic missile capability and is developing a vehicle that would allow a missile to survive re-entry into the earth's atmosphere.