Bolton, Kelly Reportedly Got Into 'Explosive' Shouting Match
Two of President Donald Trump's aides reportedly got into quite the argument Thursday over immigration policies. Various outlets described the shouting match between White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser John Bolton as "explosive," "intense" and "profane." Kelly and Bolton were reportedly arguing about border crossings and Kirstjen Nielsen's performance as Department of Homeland Security secretary.
CNN reported Bolton criticized Nielsen, while Kelly stuck up for her.
Nielsen and Kelly do have a bit of history — she was Kelly's deputy at the DHS before he left for a job in the West Wing. The argument came the same day The Washington Post reported the number of migrant families crossing into the U.S. has reached a record high since the Trump administration backed away from its "zero-tolerance" policy in July that caused family separations at the border. Trump told reporters he didn't know about Bolton and Kelly's tiff as he left Washington D.C.
For a campaign rally in Montana Thursday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders later issued a statement saying there were no hard feelings between the two aides. Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN .