Trump Fires Priebus, Names Gen. Kelly New Chief Of Staff
Trump Fires Priebus, Names Gen. Kelly New Chief Of Staff from ZeroHedge
Update: As speculation abounds over social media over precisely when Reince was fired or quit, he has just released the following statement:
“It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve the President and our country. I want to thank the President for giving me this very special opportunity. I will continue to serve as a strong supporter of the President’s agenda and policies. I can’t think of a better person that General John Kelly to succeed me and I him God’s blessings and great success.”
NEW: “It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this president and our country,” former chief of staff Reince Priebus says. pic.twitter.com/Dj0y777VDc
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 28, 2017
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After Thursday’s bizarre, widely publicized breakdown by Anthony Scaramucci, Trump had no choice: he had to pick either the former SkyBridge founder or his Chief of Staff, Reince “paranoid schizophrenic” Priebus.
Moments ago Trump made his decision – Priebus has been fired, replaced by retired four-star Marine general John Kelly, and current Homeland Security head, John Kelly who Trump frequently credits for dramatically reducing the number of undocumented immigrants coming into the U.S. from Mexico. He called Kelly “a true star” in a tweet announcing the appointment.
Trump tweeted: “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.”
Trump announced the decision on Twitter as his plane landed at Andrews. Trump also tweeted his token thanks to Priebus “for his service and dedication to his country” saying “we accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!.”