The report came on the same day in which the Los Angeles Times published an exclusive interview with Kelly, who is departing this week as chief of staff.
Kelly made a number of revelations in that interview, including telling the Times that the Trump administration has moved on from pushing for a wall to be built along the southern border.
“To be honest, it’s not a wall,” Kelly said.
“The president still says ‘wall’ — oftentimes frankly he’ll say ‘barrier’ or ‘fencing,’ now he’s tended toward steel slats,” he added. “But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it.”