Larry David pokes fun at White House over claims Kelly was bothered by bad breakfast
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Comedian Larry David on Monday jokingly defended the White House after it said chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE appeared upset during a NATO meeting because he was dissatisfied with breakfast.

David, the creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and co-creator of “Seinfeld,” penned a satirical op-ed for The New York Times in which he extolled the importance of a quality breakfast and sympathized with Kelly, who was reportedly disappointed at the offerings in Belgium two weeks ago.


"There have been a number of highly publicized walk-backs by the White House of late, the most notable being 'wouldn’t' replacing 'would.' The week before, however, there was one during the NATO Conference in Brussels that went somewhat under the radar," David wrote.

The comedian referenced reports that Kelly seemed displeased during a meeting at the NATO summit on July 11. In that meeting, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE blasted U.S. allies, taking particular aim at Germany, which he suggested was "captive" to Russia because of a pipeline deal.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The Washington Post that Kelly was not bothered because of what Trump said, but rather because "he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and cheese."

David recounted a satirical version of events that transpired prior to the meeting. He suggested Kelly had been in touch with a Belgian aide to ensure his breakfast needs were met the night before and was ultimately devastated when his requests were unmet.

"Sanders was roundly mocked for that explanation, but being a big breakfast fan, I withheld any criticism until I could gather more information about the incident. And gather I did," David wrote.

"I have since concluded that Sanders was, in fact, correct," he continued. "And although the last thing I’d ever want to do is defend the White House, the facts are irrefutable."

He went on: “In speaking with some of Kelly’s friends and family, I’ve learned he’s always been a big breakfast guy. Legend has it he made his first bacon and eggs unsupervised while standing on a chair when he was 2 and a half. Even when he was stationed in Iraq, he made sure to have his breakfast brought in every morning, sometimes at great personal risk to the aide-de-camp.”