The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman tweeted, citing “a few ppl close to Trump,” that the idea of DHS Secretary John F. Kelly as the new WH Chief of Staff wasn’t “more than a float”:
Kelly, who Trump praisd effusively from stage in LI, isn't more than a float as potential Priebus replacement, per a few ppl close to Trump.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 28, 2017
Whoops. That didn’t age well:
From an hour and 40 minutes ago! https://t.co/0GalzCGCeb
— David Greenwald (@davidegreenwald) July 28, 2017
Hee hee hee… https://t.co/zI7jIldouO
— Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar) July 28, 2017
And maybe this is why Trump made the move?
Did Trump do it just spite Maggie? https://t.co/eZPrVR036n
— Matt Peterson (@mattbpete) July 28, 2017
Exit question: How many of Haberman’s stories have quoted these same people close to Trump?
Update: Haberman responded later in the evening that it was a typo:
This should have said IS. Was a typo. Heard before 3 pm (as my colleagues can attest) that Kelly was done deal https://t.co/jWP0IfpOxl
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 29, 2017