‘Morning Joe’ Hosts: Trump’s Family Needs to ‘Get Out of the Way’ for President to Succeed

Scarborough: Let John Kelly 'do his job'


Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," want President Donald Trump's family to "get out of the way" and allow his new chief of staff to bring order to the White House.

The MSNBC hosts wrote Tuesday morning on Twitter that Trump's family should let Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, "do his job" so "professionals" can run the West Wing, the Hill reported.

"Family members who want Donald Trump to succeed need to let his Chief of Staff do his job," Scarborough wrote on Twitter. "They need to get out of the way."

"It's time for Donald Trump's family members to get out of the way and let professionals run the White House," Brzezinski tweeted around the same time. "Actually, it is way past time."

Trump announced Friday that Kelly, who had been serving as secretary of homeland security, would replace Reince Priebus as the new White House chief of staff. Kelly was sworn in to his new post on Monday.

Kelly began heading the Department of Homeland Security in January and previously served as the commander of United States Southern Command and as a commanding general in Iraq. In his new position, Kelly hopes to impose order in the West Wing, which at times has appeared to be a chaotic environment.

After Kelly was sworn in Monday, White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was fired, a move that, according to press reports, Kelly had initiated.

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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