Report: Trump Calls Bannon, Other Outside Advisers When Kelly Isn’t Around
President Donald Trump reportedly calls outside advisers from his personal cellphone when Chief of Staff John Kelly isn’t around. According to The Washington Post, the outside advisers include former chief strategist Stephen Bannon. Before Kelly’s arrival, the Post reports, Trump’s friends would be able to call the White House and be transferred directly to the president, and those inside the West Wing were able to walk in at any time and speak with Trump. Kelly’s crackdown has limited access to the Oval Office, and some individuals close to Trump are referring to the chief of staff as “the church lady,” the Post reports.