John Kelly sworn in as chief of staff

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President Trump said on Monday he believes his new White House chief of staff will do a “spectacular” job moments after retired Gen. John Kelly was sworn in during a West Wing ceremony.

“What’s he’s done in terms of homeland security is record shattering – you look at the border and you look at the tremendous results we had and you look at the spirit,” the president said about Kelly, who had been heading up the Department of Homeland Security.

“And we look forward to – if it’s possible – an even better job as chief of staff,” he added.

Trump named Kelly, who he called a “true star” of his administration, to the post last Friday to replace Reince Priebus and shake up the White House after the administration’s legislative agenda stalled in Congress.

Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, will try to corral a White House that has seen in the past weeks, the ouster of Priebus, the hiring of new communications director Anthony Scaramucci, the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer and continued attacks by Trump on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Kelly needs to “restore order to the staff” without changing Trump.

“I say you have to let Trump be Trump. That is what has made him successful over the last 30 years. That is what the American people voted for,” Lewandowski said​ on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday​. “And anybody who thinks they’re going to change Donald Trump doesn’t know Donald Trump.”

Other than domestic issues like pushing Trump’s agenda on repealing ObamaCare, reforming the tax system and creating an infrastructure program, the White House has been beset by international matters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the US must remove 755 diplomatic staff from the country by Sept. 1 as Moscow retaliates for a new sanctions bill approved by Congress stemming from the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

And North Korea continues its military provocations, successfully test-firing an intercontinental ballistic missile over the weekend that could strike wide swaths of the United States.