He's fired: Reince Priebus out as White House chief of staff – New York News

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has ousted his White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and named his homeland security secretary, retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, to replace him, the president announced on Twitter Friday afternoon.


The announcement comes after a week of conflict between Priebus and Trump’s newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who had accused the chief of staff of leaking damaging information about him.

Priebus, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, had been named to the post in part to bring political experience to the Trump White House. But he clashed with Scaramucci and had been under siege by Trump advisers inside and outside of the White House who complained that he was ineffectual.

After Scaramucci was named communications director last week against Priebus’ vehement objections, White House officials widely believed that Priebus’s position had become more imperiled.

On Friday, as Trump traveled to New York, he took both Scaramucci and Priebus on Air Force One with him.

Asked to comment on the changes, Trump told reporters traveling with him on Air Force One that Priebus is a “good man,” and that…

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