President Trump late Friday replaced his embattled chief of staff Reince Priebus with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, the decorated retired general who had been leading his administration’s charge on immigration enforcement.
President Donald Trump just announced that he will be replacing his Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
“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 … and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration,” he tweeted.
“Reince is a good man,” Trump told reporters at Andrews. “John Kelly will do a fantastic job. General Kelly has been a star, done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody. He’s a great great American. Reince is a good man.”
Though just a day ago, Anthony Scaramucci is quoted as saying of Priebus, “Reince is a f—ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci was quoted saying.
In another tweet on Friday, Trump expressed his appreciation for Priebus, who became chief of staff at the beginning of the administration.
“I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country,” the president tweeted. “We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!”
Here is Gen. Kelly speaking of the Manchester attacks just months ago.