John Kelly to Replace Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff
On Friday evening, Donald Trump announced on Twitter his recent decision to name John Kelly as the White House Chief of Staff.
I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
...and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
Trump praised Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, for his performance thus far as the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Priebus’ removal comes just one day after White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci went on a fiery tirade against Priebus. Scaramucci stated, “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.” Regarding Preibus’ continued involvement in the White House, he said, “Reince Priebus — if you want to leak something — he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.”