WH press secretary: 'I would certainly not read anything into' Kelly photo

WH press secretary: 'I would certainly not read anything into' Kelly photo
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she would not read too much into a picture of White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE putting his head in his hand during President Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. 

“I would certainly not read anything into that picture, any more than probably just like the rest of us, we’re tired trying to keep up with this president who’s working hard every day to help America," Sanders said on the Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday. 

Sanders's comments come after photos of Kelly emerged with his palm over his face while the president addressed the international body, with social media users using the photo to imply that Kelly was frustrated or weary of Trump. 

 

 

This is not the first time Kelly has been seen appearing to look exasperated during an appearance by the president. 

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Kelly was seen with his head down and arms crossed as Trump said "both sides" were responsible for racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month, even after a man with white supremacist ties was charged with murder over the rally violence.  

The photos come as reports of tension between Trump and the former military general have recently surfaced. 

The Washington Post reported last month Trump was growing angry with Kelly's stricter rules about who can see the president and which news stories can reach him. 

Despite the reports, Trump has continued to voice his support of Kelly.