The comments amount to a firm rebuttal of speculation that Trump has lost faith in Kelly after his handling of the controversy over Rob Porter, the White House aide who resigned last week after allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wives.
She went on to say that even though she recognized Porter's need for help she would not tolerate abuse, just like she could not condone Trump's choice to support "their golden boy". "Some are true and some are false", Trump posted online.
We got The Mooch Sunday at LAX and he couldn't have been clearer. if the Axios report is accurate - that Kelly covered up domestic abuse allegations against key aide Porter - then he should throw in the towel.
Once photos emerged showing Porter's ex-wife with a badly bruised face, Mulvaney said, "he was gone nearly immediately". He was granted interim clearance when he joined the White House in January 2017.
On Friday, speechwriter David Sorensen, who worked at the Council on Environmental Quality at the White House, left abruptly after his ex-wife came forward with tales of violent and emotional abuse during their 2 -year marriage.
After doubting the survivors, Trump sympathized with their alleged attackers, saying some claims might be "false" and "old" and that one should respect "a due process". He did a very good job when he was at the White House.
A White House official told the Associated Press Kelly has not offered to resign. A number of Trump's top aides were reportedly aware of Porter's behavior.
Short said the president has been upset over the years by accusations against himself and is "saddened" by the allegations against Porter, adding, "I think he's very disturbed by it, and I think he's very disappointed".
The article also states the Trump's believes Rob Porter's ex-wives and was outraged that a guy who he called, "straight out of central casting" could have committed acts of violence against women.
"There's no tolerance in this White House, and no place in America for domestic abuse", Pence said in an interview with Lester Holt.
Although Axios has reported the president has privately said he believes Porter's ex-wives, on Twitter the president cast skepticism on both the current White House intrigue as well as the larger movement.
Vice President Pence also seemed to draw a tougher line against the former staff secretary than Trump did, telling NBC's Nightly News that he was "appalled" by the allegations against Porter.
Trump, who was recorded on tape prior to his presidency boasting about sexually assaulting women, has denied allegations of sexual misconduct from more than a dozen women, and said he was the victim of a "smear campaign".
That disconnect will continue to make defending Trump's revolting response to this scandal impossible, and ensure that many more lies will be told in the process.