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This Poor Guy On Twitter Has The Same Name As Trump's New Chief Of Staff

The people would like him to serve.

Posted on July 28, 2017, at 7:16 p.m. ET

Today, President Donald J. Trump named John Kelly his new chief of staff.

This is that John Kelly. He was Secretary of Homeland Security.

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This is also John Kelly, but not that John Kelly. He's a Washington Post columnist who regularly tweets from his @JohnKelly handle.

Via Twitter

@JohnKelly often tweets about squirrels.

"You’re much more likely to see a squirrel than a shark," Kelly told BuzzFeed News.
"Every April, I do a week’s worth of columns about squirrels."

As soon as the news of John Kelly's appointment broke on Friday afternoon, @JohnKelly's Twitter mentions turned into a mess. Let's have a look, shall we?

Some people gave him a hard time.

Others congratulated him.

Even some news organizations tagged the wrong John Kelly!

After enduring some of this, @JohnKelly was forced to respond.

All this newfound attention also won him some new fans.

And some people demanded he serve.

John Kelly: I'm not that John Kelly People: Yes you are, now get to work

Asked if he would give up the handle if the White House asked for it, @JohnKelly said, "No."

Okay dude, enjoy your mentions.


A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.