New Washington Post/KFF Survey Examines Activism in the Trump Era


"Kelly blew up at Trump in an Oval Office meeting that day, and while walking back to his office muttered he was going to quit", Axios' Jonathan Swan stated. But Kelly has told allies that he believes it is his duty to help implement the President's agenda.

The three Washington Post reporters working on the story said they interviewed 16 administration officials, outside advisers and presidential confidants 'many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to assess the chief of staff'. Kelly, meanwhile, has sought to bring further order to the policymaking process, including by naming Chris Liddell as his deputy for policy implementation.

"I sort of feel that the press is so bad, it's so fake, it's so made up", President Trump told the hosts. "Story after story is made up garbage - more like a poorly written novel than good reporting", the president wrote on Twitter. It's unclear why Kelly was so frustrated, but the Post reports that he said, "I'm out of here, guys".

"In a Sunday morning tweet, the president took exception to a Saturday report, entitled "'When you lose that power': "How John Kelly faded as White House disciplinarian", which posited that Kelly's influence in Trump's White House had "faded". Specifically, Mrs. Trump took exception to Kelly's decision to fire Johnny McEntee, the president's 27-year-old personal aide.

Among the most extensive studies of political rallygoers and protesters in more than a decade, the survey finds that one in five adults across the country say they have participated in political rallies or protests since the beginning of 2016; about half of that group say they attended an event to support or oppose President Trump or his Administration's policies.

"She has more important things to do", the source said.

Trump, for his part, has never been a fan of The Washington Post.

He's also whacked Amazon, which is the company started by Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.