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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly derided Sen. Elizabeth Warren as an 'impolite arrogant woman' after a run-in with her in the first month of the Trump administration.
Kelly was the Homeland Security secretary at the time, and had received a call from Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, about the president's travel ban.
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'Absolutely most insulting conversation I have ever had with anyone,' Kelly told an aide in a Feb. 8, 2017 email.
Kevin Carroll, then the DHS secretary's senior counselor, replied with a joke about Warren's exchange the night before on the Senate floor that infamously ended with the rebuke 'nevertheless, she persisted.'
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'Too bad Senate Majority Leader McConnell couldn’t order her to be quiet again! Warren is running for president so early, trying too hard, and chasing bad pitches,' Carroll said.
Buzzfeed News obtained the exchange through a Freedom of Information Act request, a notoriously long process.
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The news outlet found the conversation in a heap of emails to and from Kelly, who left the president's Cabinet to join the White House staff in July of 2017.
Warren had apparently called him to discuss Trump's temporary restrictions on travel to the United States for residents of seven nations his administration identified as having a greater likelihood to produce radicals.
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Critics of the policy said it was tantamount to a 'Muslim ban,' because a majority of the targeted countries' citizens practice the religion. Their argument ultimately won out in court and the Trump administration revised the policy twice before arriving at a version that survived judicial scrutiny.
Per Kelly's email, Warren called DHS to accuse the department of violating a court order halting the original rule from being enforced.
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'Absolutely most insulting conversation I have ever had with anyone,' Kelly told Carroll. 'What an impolite arrogant woman. She immediately began insulting our people accusing them of...
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