John Kelly Begins First Full Day On The Job

Henrietta Strickland
August 3, 2017

"Only way for me to get the truth out!"

U.S. President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday that he plans to continue offering his thoughts with frequent posts on social media.

Sometimes Trump has surprised even his own aides with his Twitter comments, such as last week when he said he plans to reverse a policy put in place by former President Barack Obama and ban transgender people from serving the in the USA armed forces.

The President's tweets come a day after installing retired General John Kelly as his new chief of staff. Kelly's first order of business, removing Anthony Scaramucci as the White House Communications Director.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Kelly will have "full authority" to bring new structure and discipline to the White House, stressing that all staff, including members of Trump's inner circle, "will report to him".

But less clear is how much control Kelly will have over Trump's predilection for sowing conflict and making off-the-cuff comments on social media.

Since his win as the United States president in 2016, he has tweeted multiple times, lashing out on the critics which claimed a possible connection between Trump's election campaign and the Russian government.

Separately, after Trump on Twitter accused China of failing to tame its neighbor and longtime ally North Korea, Beijing issued its own rebuke to Trump in an editorial published by Xinhua, the official news agency. But apparently Trump will keep tweeting.

Donald Trump has been very active on social media sites, especially Twitter.

Despite China's big trade surplus with the United States, he continued in a second tweet, "they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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