Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Priebus Out as Chief of Staff, Replaced with Trump 'Star' John Kelly

Mae Harvey | 30 July, 2017, 01:15

Priebus was sacked Friday and replaced by retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, who had served the Trump administration as homeland security secretary.

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke tweeted that it was a "bad move" and Speaker Robin Vos called it a "dumb move" made by White House "insiders struggling for influence".

As homeland security secretary, Mr Kelly took the lead on some of Mr Trump's most controversial policies, including his executive orders suspending the admission of refugees and temporarily barring visitors from several Muslim-majority nations.

Trump has picked Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his new chief of staff. General Kelly has been a star, done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody.

President Trump's new communications director Anthony Scaramucci fired off harsh words about Priebus that were released in a New Yorker article, confirming speculation that the two were less than cordial.

Both Scaramucci and Priebus traveled to New York's Long Island with Trump on Friday for an event where the president highlighted efforts to crack down on the gang MS-13.

"Reince is a f-- paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac", Scaramucci said, the article states. Some news reports said Priebus resigned from his position Thursday night.

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"Anytime either one of us think that we need to make a change or move in a different direction, let's just talk about it and get it done", Priebus said of his working relationship with the president.

Concluding, "I think bringing in a fresh face, I think bringing in fresh people, is a good thing".

"This is going to get cleaned up very shortly", he told Lizza in the interview. Asked what Priebus said during the flight, King repeated: "Good poker face, showed nothing". Mr Trump said in a tweet.

Priebus said in a statement that it was one of the greatest honours of his life to serve the USA president and the country.

"I'm doing great", Priebus said.

This five-year-old tweet trended again on the same day that news of Priebus' resignation emerged.

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