This move could be seen as desperation by some or a stroke of genius by others. This may also be the last offer by the president before he invokes his power to create a national emergency and build the wall without a deal. That of course will be taken to court immediately by democrats in either NY or California.
Kelly Seemed to bring some kind of order to the white house. He was however a big supporter of the current Homeland security director that Trump is said is week on immigration enforcement. One has to wonder with Trumps style if he really felt restricted by Kelly.