President Trump on Friday dropped a bombshell on Twitter, announcing that he named Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly as his new chief of staff.
“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,” he tweeted at about 4:50 p.m.
The current chief of staff Reince Priebus had been in the president’s dog house for months — but the president praised him and thanked him in a tweet.
“I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!” he wrote.
Trump announced the move a day after his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, accused Priebus of leaking information to reporters in a profanity-laced tirade.
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