President Donald Trump expressed great confidence in Chief of Staff John Kelly on Saturday, saying he expects the former “military man” to be in the White House for the “seven remaining years.”
“John Kelly is one of the best people I’ve ever worked with. He’s doing an incredible job,” Trump said to reporters.
“And he told me for the last two months, he loves it more than anything he’s ever done. He’s a military man, but he loves doing this, which is chief of staff, more than anything he’s ever done.”
“He will be here — in my opinion — for the entire seven remaining years,” Trump added, extending confidently into a presumed second term as president.
The president’s comments follow reports pointing to tension between Trump and another top administration official: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Tillerson reportedly considered resigning amid friction with the president, even calling Trump a “moron,” according to NBC News.
The secretary of state publicly refuted being on the verge of leaving his post, but did not specifically respond to the “moron” comment.
Watch the president’s comments below, via CBS News.