White House chief of staff John Kelly advised the news media on Thursday to select more trustworthy sources for their reporting and said he is often taken aback when he reads "misreported" stories about the Trump administration.

"One of his frustrations is you, all of you," Kelly told the room of reporters.

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"I'm a reasonable guy but when I read in the morning ... and watch TV in the morning, it is astounding to me how much is misreported," he added. "I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you are operating off of contacts, leaks, whatever you call them but I would just offer to you the advice, I'd say, maybe develop some better sources."