I'm a businessperson. I'm used to dealing with friction.
Making sweeping over-generalizations is classically un-American.
What I don't like about Washington, if we say one syllable or one sentence, or this guy said something bad about me, then, all of a sudden, they have to be my mortal enemy. I don't think that's how it works in American business.
Best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team.
I am a straight shooter.
Let me tell you something about myself. I am a straight shooter.