This is a developing story. Return to this post for updates.JUST IN: White House chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton engaged in a profane argument near the Oval Office, per @JenniferJJacobs pic.twitter.com/DcTYOiSpga— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) October 18, 2018
It turns out the shouting match was an insider statist argument over who is better at preventing undocumented productive workers from entering the country.
President Donald Trump’s chief of staff and his national security adviser engaged in a profanity-laced argument outside the Oval Office on Thursday, according to three people familiar with the episode.-RW
The chief of staff, John Kelly, and the national security adviser, John Bolton, fought over immigration and border crossings, including the performance of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, one person familiar with the matter said.
Bolton criticized Nielsen, a former Kelly deputy whom he advocated to replace him at the department. Trump sided with Bolton, the person said, which may once again stir speculation that Kelly will soon depart the White House.
Trump has lately expressed fury about a large group of migrants who are traveling from Honduras toward the U.S. border. He vowed Thursday to deploy the military and shut down the Mexican border unless the migrants are turned back.