John Kelly stood stony faced during press conference

Newly installed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly hunched his shoulders, crossed his arms, and stood stony-faced while his boss, President Donald , went on a bizarre rant Tuesday, telling reporters that there were some ‘very fine people’ among the white supremacists who took part in the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

The picture of Kelly, who was hired as chief of staff with a mandate to impose discipline inside a chaotic administration, and his dour body language caught the attention of Twitter on Tuesday.

Social media users posted memes that speculated what Kelly may have been thinking as he listened to apportion some blame to the ‘alt-left’ for the violence in Virginia over the weekend.

Newly installed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly hunched his shoulders, crossed his arms, and stood stony-faced while his boss, President Donald Trump, went on a bizarre rant Tuesday about 'very fine people' among the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia

Newly installed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly hunched his shoulders, crossed his arms, and stood stony-faced while his boss, President Donald , went on a bizarre rant Tuesday about 'very fine people' among the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia

The picture of Kelly, who was hired as chief of staff with a mandate to impose discipline inside a chaotic administration, and his dour body language caught the attention of Twitter on Tuesday

The picture of Kelly, who was hired as chief of staff with a mandate to impose discipline inside a chaotic administration, and his dour body language caught the attention of Twitter on Tuesday

The former Marine general's facial expression hardly changed as the afternoon progressed

The former Marine general's facial expression hardly changed as the afternoon progressed

It had been reported that Trump’s aides were completely blindsided by the president’s statements to the press on Tuesday at Trump Tower. Kelly is seen second from left watching as Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower

It had been reported that ’s aides were completely blindsided by the president’s statements to the press on Tuesday at Tower. Kelly is seen second from left watching as speaks to the media in the lobby of Tower

Others poked fun at the notion that Kelly would succeed in reining in and establishing order so as to make the administration operate more efficiently.

‘Wow, I feel ever so much better now that John Kelly has brought discipline and order to the administration,’ tweeted one social media user.

Another Twitter user posted a photo of Kelly under the caption:

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