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Reince Priebus Out as White House Chief of Staff, Trump Names Kelly to Replace Him

Reince Priebus- resigned as White House chief of staff
Reince Priebus - resigned as White House chief of staff

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus has resigned after a tumultuous week that saw new communications director Anthony Scaramucci accuse him of leaking his financial information to the media.



President Donald Trump announced today that Priebus resigned quietly on Thursday. The president also announced that he has appointed Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his replacement.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the media that Reince Priebus and President Trump discussed Reince’s position for over two weeks. She added that Trump also spoke to Kelly about taking over the job at the same time.

See also: White House unravels as Scaramucci Loses it, calls Reince Priebus Paranoid Schizophrenic, Paranoiac.

This adds to the upheaval surrounding this White House. They just can’t seem to get their house in order.

Former communications director and White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned only a week ago following the appointment of Scaramucci as communications director.

Trump told the media that Priebus is a good man.

“Reince is a good man,” he said. “John Kelly will do a fantastic job. Gen. 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.”



New York representative Peter King who flew on Air Force One with Priebus and Trump on Friday said the former chief of staff did not show any sign of being out of a job.

“We didn’t even know it. We were sitting right across from him and he kept a poker face,” he told reporters. “Good poker face, showed nothing.”

House speaker Paul Ryan, a fellow Wisconsin native said Priebus “left it all on the field for the party and the country.”

“Reince Priebus has left it all out on the field, for our party and our country. Here is a guy from Kenosha, Wisconsin who revitalized the Republican National Committee and became White House chief of staff,” Ryan said in a statement.

“He has served the president and the American people capably and passionately. He has achieved so much, and he has done it all with class. I could not be more proud to call Reince a dear friend,” Ryan said.

Reince’s departure came after newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci accused Priebus of leaking his personal and financial information to the media.

In a tweet Wednesday night, Scaramucci accused Priebus of being a leaker. In later tweets, Scaramucci denied that he had meant to vilify Priebus.

He later said during an interview on CNN Thursday morning that Priebus needed to prove he was not leaking classified information to the media if he wants to clear his name.

“If Reince wants to explain that he’s not a leaker, let him do that,” Scaramucci said.




In a New Yorker interview, Scaramucci unloaded on Priebus calling him a “paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” before promising to “fire everybody” in the communications department if the leaks did not end.

White House press aide Michael Short, a Priebus ally, resigned on Tuesday after Scaramucci told the media Short would be the first to be fired before the end of the week.

Kelly’s first day on the job as the new White House chief of staff is Monday.

 

 

The Staff of The Liberal Advocate News

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