General Kelly to Trump: Don’t Attack Me, Or I’ll Release Tell-All Book About You Before You Leave The White House

(CNN) President Donald Trump’s relationship with his chief of staff John Kelly was beyond repair when he announced last December that Kelly would be stepping down.

So before Kelly could leave, Trump asked the retired four-star general the question that often consumes him when a top aide leaves his side on bad terms: Did he plan to write a tell-all book about his time in the White House?
Kelly assured Trump in one of their final Oval Office meetings that while he did plan to eventually write about his tumultuous tenure in the White House for history’s sake, he wouldn’t publish a book until after Trump was gone, two sources briefed on the conversation said. But the former general’s guarantee came in terms more reminiscent of a military ceasefire than an employee separation agreement: Kelly told Trump he would hold his fire as long as Trump didn’t attack him first.
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