After frequent conversations with Kelly, Trump recently warmed up to the idea of naming Kelly chief of staff to more effectively manage personnel and offered it to him earlier this week, a senior White House official said. He's a great great American.
But since the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is increasingly under fire as well. "He is a Great American". John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. The president had focused on Kelly in recent days, telling those close to him that he loved the general's star power and that he believed military discipline was what his administration needed.
"The President thanks Reince Priebus for his service". Trump thanked him for his service and "dedication to his country". They accomplished a lot together.
Scaramucci, who had tension with Priebus, lashed out at the chief of staff in an interview with The New Yorker this week in which he called Priebus "a f-- paranoid schizophrenic".
President Donald Trump's former chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said in his first interview since it was announced he would leave his role that Trump "wanted to go a different direction". He said that during the flight he saw no indication of Priebus' exit.
Priebus previously served as the Republican National Committee chairman and RNC General Counsel.
Trump also fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates when she refused to enforce Trump's first ban on travel from several Muslim-majority nations.
He obliquely accused Priebus of being the source of White House leaks that have been a source of constant irritation to the president.
However, Kelly has clashed with congressional Democrats in recent months because he has indicated that the Trump administration was unlikely to continue the Obama-era deferred action for childhood arrivals program that protects certain eligible youth from deportation if they were brought to the USA illegally by their parents.
As party chairman previous year, Priebus was slow to embrace Trump's candidacy, and the president, who sometimes called him "Reincey" in private, never let his chief of staff forget it. Trump had often joked about his chief of staff's long-term loyalty and liked reminding the people around him that Priebus suggested that he consider dropping out after the release of the Access Hollywood tape of Trump's crude remarks about women in October. Scaramucci had little political and communications experience. "He'll be asked to resign very shortly", Mr. Scaramucci said.
Ryan, in a statement, said Priebus "has left it all out on the field, for our party and our country". "I could not be more proud to call Reince a dear friend". Ryan added that he looked forward to working with Kelly.
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