But that hasn’t stopped the insult from taking on a life of its own online:
John Kelly called Donald Trump an idiot but thank God he didn’t talk about his eye makeup or journalists would go bananas.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 30, 2018
I miss the days when all the President’s men weren’t constantly having to deny calling him a moron or an idiot.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) May 1, 2018
North American Idiot Coalition demands apology from John Kelly for unfair comparisons to Trump
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 1, 2018
If JOHN Kelly is calling Trump an idiot behind the scenes, all the more reason to keep him. Smells like Ivanka and Jared leaking.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 30, 2018
What would be worse: if John Kelly thinks Trump is an idiot or if he doesn’t?
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) May 1, 2018
I don’t know if it’s more shocking that John Kelly called the President an idiot or that someone in the Trump Administration told the truth.
— Eric Michael Brehm❄️💦🌊 (@EM_Brehm) May 1, 2018
Of course it goes without saying that John Kelly calling Donald Trump an idiot is a direct attack on Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ looks.
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) May 1, 2018
Feedback from Trump employees. @RealDonaldTrump is:
“a moron” (Tillerson)
“dumb as shit” (Cohn)
“a dope” (McMaster)
“an idiot” (Priebus, Mnuchin, Kelly)
(last updated Apr. 30)
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) April 30, 2018
It doesn’t take John Kelly calling Trump an idiot or Tillerson saying he’s a fucking moron for us to know what a complete an utter fool we have in the WH. It’s just unfortunate that the wheels of justice move so slowly. Confident the just end will come to the lying criminal.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) April 30, 2018
So to recap: Trump’s chief of staff has reportedly called our male president an idiot and “unhinged,” while that same chief of staff has also allegedly created a toxic work environment for women partly due to his belief that they’re more emotional than menhttps://t.co/zthJVmyVvP
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) May 1, 2018
Kelly can deny the report he called Trump an idiot, but given his record there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to believe him.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 30, 2018
Remember when people from the Obama administration called Obama an idiot?
Nope, me either.
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) May 1, 2018