Trump names new chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus

Jul 30, 2017, 01:04
Trump names new chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus

He then was tapped as White House Chief of Staff, despite some concerns from some Trump backers, who saw Priebus as too much of the GOP Establishment.

Chief of staff Reince Priebus was sacked after being made the subject of a foul-mouthed tirade by the newly appointed White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci.

He did a terrific job at the RNC and has been a devoted Chief of Staff to the President from the beginning. "Everyone's seen the writing on the wall".

Well, who didn't see this coming? Instead, he'll be in charge of carrying out the president's orders within the executive branch.

Monday night, Trump even joked about firing Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in front of an address at a major Boy Scouts event if Obamacare repeal wasn't passed through Congress.

Donald Trump has named John F Kelly as his new White House chief of staff after sacking Reince Priebus. "He is a Great American". Priebus is being replaced by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Sanders avoided giving a direct answer when asked whether Trump has confidence in Priebus.

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But another rule of thumb in Trump's inner circle is that it's never wise to outshine the president.

Donald Trump is a failed president, and Republicans are going to carry that failing president on their backs during the 2018 election. But the relationship began to unravel as Trump became embroiled in the Russian Federation scandal and began to question the communication strategy, led by Priebus loyalist Spicer. Priebus had fought the hiring.

Lost in a wave of high-drama ousts, two other figures have bowed out of the Trump administration: former deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh and former director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub.

"General Kelly is a brilliant pick".

Trump tweeted Friday that retired Marine Corps general Kelly had "done a spectacular job at Homeland Security".

Scaramucci's comments illustrated an ongoing power struggle at the highest levels of Trump's staff as the Republican president faces investigations into his election campaign's connections with Russian Federation and with Trump yet to win congressional approval for any major legislation.

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Trump appointed Kelly, a retired Marine general, to secretary of Homeland Security on December 7, 2016 and he was confirmed on January, 20, 2017 the first day of Trump's administration. "One of our real stars".

For his part, Priebus said in a statement that he will "continue to serve as a strong supporter of the President's agenda and policies", and that he "can't think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me".

"As you know from the Italian expression, the fish stinks from the head down. Under past administrations, the border didn't go down - it went up".

Priebus left his post as chairman of the Republican National Committee in January to manage the West Wing. Trump's abrupt announcement Friday afternoon came as a shock to current and former members.

Priebus had been a frequent target of rumours about his job security amid infighting and confusion within the White House. "This is a great loss for the president whether he realizes it or not". "I'm here to serve the country". "I have tremendous respect for his successor, but it's ultimately a political position".

And so, you know, to this point, the president had done or said nothing to indicate that what Scaramucci had done in such a public way was not in keeping with what the president wanted. Scaramucci later deleted that tweet and said he had only mentioned Priebus to show that all senior leaders are taking leaks seriously.

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