Americans are shocked by President Donald Trump’s regarding the violence on “both sides” during the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend, in which neo-Nazis and white supremacists openly displayed symbols of hate.

Critics on both sides of the aisle and outside of Washington have taken the president to task for his callous remarks in the aftermath of a deadly car attack at the hate rally that left one dead and 19 others wounded.

But one reaction that really stood out wasn’t the loudest or most obvious, and it came from one of Trump’s closest advisers.

Recently-appointed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was on hand at Trump Tower Tuesday for Trump’s press conference, but he appeared anything but comfortable with his boss’ stance on the issue.

Kelly, a retired Marine Corps General who was originally Trump’s pick for Secretary of Homeland Security, was brought into his current role to help discipline a toxic White House culture. He did not appear to be happy with how Trump handled the matter.

Here are more angles of Kelly’s uncomfortable body language as his boss denied that there were many neo-Nazis among the protesters, which he said included some “very fine people.”

 

 

According to Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, Trump’s staff had initially told her that the president wouldn’t be taking questions from the press after his speech on infrastructure policy — which was the original intent of the press conference — but it appeared he had overruled his advisors

And already, there are reports from inside the administration that Kelly was unhappy with how the press conference played out.

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