White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders brushed off questions of whether chief of staff John Kelly was publicly displeased with President Donald Trump’s comments about Germany Wednesday.
Kelly appeared to be looking around the room while Trump lambasted Germany for not meeting its NATO defense obligations and signing a natural gas deal with Russia.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 11, 2018
Kelly’s facial expression quickly became an internet sensation:
Quite interesting to watch John Kelly’s face in the background as Trump says that “Germany is totally controlled by Russia.” (via ABC). pic.twitter.com/qJvj30a3zv
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 11, 2018
John Kelly’s face is priceless. That’s all you need to know about how crazy Trump’s comments are. https://t.co/0SeUUd0W7z
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) July 11, 2018
It’s the return of John Kelly’s “whyyy are you doing this to my day” face. https://t.co/aMcjjZFBDc
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 11, 2018
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) July 11, 2018
Sanders bemusingly brushed off such suggestions to The Washington Post, saying Kelly was simply “displeased because he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and cheese.”