Trump aide reportedly suggested Kelly doesn’t like the president

White House director of Oval Office operations Keith Schiller is said to be readying to vacate his post.

According to Bloomberg, his decision to leave may have more than a little to do with chief of staff John Kelly.

The media outlet reports that Schiller, a long-time, loyal employee and friend of President Trump, "believes that Kelly doesn’t like Trump personally and is serving as chief of staff predominantly out of a sense of duty to country, according to three people familiar with his views."

It further notes, "That has been deeply demoralizing for Schiller, who is accustomed to Trump being surrounded by devoted employees, two people said."

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Hope Hicks: White House Director of Strategic Communications
Melania Trump: Wife to President Trump and first lady of the United States
Michael Flynn: Former National Security Advisor, no longer with the Trump administration
Ivanka Trump: First daughter and presidential adviser
Gen. John Kelly: Former Secretary of Homeland Security, current White House chief of staff
Steve Bannon: Former White House chief strategist, no longer with the Trump administration
Jared Kushner: Son-in-law and senior adviser
Kellyanne Conway: Former Trump campaign manager, current counselor to the president
Reince Priebus: Former White House chief of staff, no longer with the Trump administration
Anthony Scaramucci: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: White House press secretary
Donald Trump Jr.: First son to President Trump
Sean Spicer: Former White House press secretary, soon to be no longer with the Trump administration
Jeff Sessions: U.S. attorney general
Steve Mnuchin: Secretary of Treasury
Paul Manafort: Former Trump campaign chairman
Carter Page: Former foreign policy adviser to Trump's presidential campaign
Omarosa Manigault: Former Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison
Jason Miller: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Mike Dubke: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Stephen Miller: Trump senior policy adviser
Corey Lewandowski: Former Trump campaign manager
Eric Trump: Son to President Trump
Rex Tillerson: Secretary of State
Sebastian Gorka: Former deputy assistant to the president in the Trump administration, no longer in his White House role
Roger Stone: Former Trump campaign adviser, current host of Stone Cold Truth
Betsy DeVos: U.S. Education Secretary
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Late last week, the New York Times reported on the challenges the Kelly-Trump relationship appears to be facing. 

"Mr. Kelly has quickly brought some order to a disorganized and demoralized staff…and has treaded gingerly through the minefield of Mr. Trump’s psyche," the Times noted. "But the president has still bridled at what he perceives as being told what to do."

The Washington Post offered a similar assessment of the tensions and reported that, "some of Trump’s friends fear that the short-tempered president is on an inevitable collision course with…Kelly."

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Not long after the Post published that article, Trump took to Twitter, praising Kelly in a series of tweets.

"General John Kelly is doing a great job as Chief of Staff," the president said. "I could not be happier or more impressed – and this Administration continues to get things done at a record clip."

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