United States believes current North Korea nuclear threat is manageable: White House

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly walks on the tarmac as he arrives Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix.

"One of his frustrations is you".

"Trump in recent days has shown flashes of fury and left his aides, including White House chief of staff John F. Kelly, scrambling to manage his outbursts".

"It's amusing, I read in the paper-you all know, you write it-that I have been a failure at controlling the president or a failure at controlling his tweeting and all that", Kelly said. I will tell you this is the hardest job I've ever had, this is in my view the most important job I've had. "I don't think I'm being fired today", Kelly told reporters from the White House briefing room podium.

"I hope he shamed a few people today into thinking twice about where they are getting their information", Conway said. Vanity Fair reported Wednesday that Kelly was "miserable in his job and is remaining out of a sense of duty to keep Trump from making some sort of disastrous decision". Earlier in the briefing he critiqued the media multiple times, saying it is "astounding" how much the press misreports about the White House.

"I'm a reasonable guy", he continued. Another caught Kelly with his head in his hands during the president's address to the United Nations general assembly.

Kelly also noted that "Congress has been frustrating" to the President.

"Maybe develop some better sources", Kelly added.

The chief of staff also said the North Korean nuclear and missile threat is "manageable" for now but the isolated nation can not be allowed to develop the ability to strike the United States homeland.

Kelly acknowledged North Korea as the most serious threat the Trump administration was now dealing with but said Pyongyang's nuclear weapons were "not an immediate concern".

He concluded his remarks by insisting that he was "not brought in to control him, and you should not measure my effectiveness as chief of staff by what you think I should be doing".

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