White House Chief of Staff John Kelly unloaded on the White House press pool on Thursday during a surprise appearance at the official press briefing, saying he was “astounded” at how the media “misreports” events inside the administration.
Kelly was responding to questions from reporters at the daily White House press briefing when he was asked if the President felt “frustrated” in recent weeks over the media’s reaction to the NFL controversy and hurricane recovery.
“One of his frustrations is you. All of you,” Kelly told the stunned reporters.
“I’m a reasonable guy, but when I read in the morning or watch TV in the morning it’s astounding to me how much is misreported,” he added.
“I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you are operating off of contacts, leaks, whatever you call them. But I would just offer to you the advice, maybe develop better sources. Some person that works way down inside an office… just develop some better sources,” said the Chief of Staff.
Watch Kelly scold the entire press pool above.