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Mulvaney: West Wing 'much more orderly' under Kelly

Mulvaney: West Wing 'much more orderly' under Kelly
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White House budget chief Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyHeadhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report Trump holdovers are denying Social Security benefits to the hardest working Americans Mulvaney calls Trump's comments on Capitol riot 'manifestly false' MORE said Sunday the West Wing is "much more orderly" under chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE.

"It is a much more orderly and aligned West Wing than it was previously," he said on NBC's "Meet The Press." 

He said specifically that Kelly has changed the "flow of information to the president."

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"And I think the president is extraordinary well-served by that and more importantly, likes it," he continued.

Mulvaney also said he didn't think "from the inside" there was as much "drama" in the West Wing as external reports have indicated.

Mulvaney was pressed on whether President Trump was getting bad information before Kelly became chief of staff. 

"It wasn't bad information, it was just not ready for the president," he said.

Mulvaney said people used to just wander into the Oval Office to talk to the president, which he said is probably not the most effective method.

"What John has done is really refine that flow of information so that we know before the president sees it, it's right, it's accurate and it's ready for him to act on," he said.

He added that he's never seen chaos inside the White House as has been reported. There are differences of opinion among staff, Mulvaney said, but "that's not chaos."

His comments come after Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerThe unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  The Republicans' deep dive into nativism Fox News inks contributor deal with former Democratic House member MORE (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday said Kelly was among the members of Trump's administration that protect the country from "chaos."

“I think Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mattis and chief of staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos,” Corker told reporters.