Trump Denies ‘False’ Reports About White House: ‘Fake News Is Going Bonkers’

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April 30, 2018

President Donald Trump reacted to reported White House infighting Monday by saying his administration is operating smoothly.

NBC News reported earlier Monday that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called Trump an "idiot" and is close to being ousted, which Kelly denied as "total BS." Trump appeared to weigh in on that report with his tweets Monday evening, in which he decried false stories with anonymous sources.

"The Fake News is going crazy making up false stories and using only unnamed sources (who don’t exist)," Trump said. They are totally unhinged, and the great success of this Administration is making them do and say things that even they can’t believe they are saying. Truly bad people!"

He touted the operational efficiency of his White House staff, which he said is facing "witch hunts" and media opposition.

"The White House is running very smoothly despite phony Witch Hunts etc. There is great Energy and unending Stamina, both necessary to get things done," Trump said. "We are accomplishing the unthinkable and setting positive records while doing so! Fake News is going ‘bonkers!’"

Trump also referred to the migrant caravan seeking asylum at the southern border, and he accused Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.) of supporting open borders.

"The migrant ‘caravan’ that is openly defying our border shows how weak & ineffective U.S. immigration laws are," Trump said. "Yet Democrats like Jon Tester continue to support the open borders agenda – Tester even voted to protect Sanctuary Cities. We need lawmakers who will put America First."

Tester has drawn the president’s ire after he helped sink Trump’s nominee for Department of Veterans Affairs secretary, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson. Tester publicly accused Jackson of workplace improprieties such as giving out prescription medication, and he also alleged Jackson wrecked a government car driving drunk, allegations the administration has denied.