White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has said that he doesn’t follow Donald Trump’s tweets, hours after the US president taunted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Twitter, calling him “short and fat.”
“Someone, I read the other day, said we all just react to the tweets,” Kelly, who is traveling with Trump in Asia, told a group of reporters after a presidential news conference on Sunday afternoon in Vietnam.
“We don’t. I don’t. I don’t allow the staff to. We know what we’re doing,” he said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“Believe it or not, I do not follow the tweets,” Kelly added.
“I find out about them,” he continued. “But for our purposes, my purpose, is we make sure the president is briefed up on what he’s about to do.”
“They are what they are,” he said, adding, “We develop policy in the normal, traditional staff way.”
Kelly’s remarks came after Trump exchanged school yard taunts with the North Korean…