The Best Tweets & Memes About Donald Trump Firing Reince Priebus On Twitter

The Best Tweets & Memes About Donald Trump Firing Reince Priebus On Twitter

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that John F. Kelly would take over as White House chief of staff, replacing the beleaguered Reince Priebus.

Priebus, along with former press secretary Sean Spicer, were said to have objections to Scaramucci's appointment.

Mr Priebus is now the shortest-serving White House Chief of Staff in modern American political history. As Air Force One returned from New York, Priebus got into a motorcade auto that then departed separately from the president's train of vehicles while Trump remained on the plane.

Kelly, aged 67 and a native of Boston, stepped down in 2016 from U.S. southern command, where he was responsible for United States military activities and relationships in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the controversial detention facility at Guantánamo Bay.

Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, is now secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will assume the chief of staff post on Monday.

Priebus is the fourth high level White House official that has left the Trump administration since inauguration.

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke will become the acting chief of the department on Monday, DHS said in a statement.

The move likely signals a greater focus on law and order issues and will put further strain on relations between Trump and the Republican establishment.

Spicer and Priebus were friends and allies, having worked together at the Republican National Committee before joining the White House.

"What I want to do is I want to f-- kill all the leakers, and I want to get the president's agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people", Scaramucci said.

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When asked if the transition was decided by the outgoing chief of staff or the president, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said both parties were talking about the matter two weeks ago.

"Secretary Kelly is one of the strongest and most natural leaders I've ever known", Graham said, later adding, "I'm a firm believer that past performance is the best indicator of future behavior". "Secretary Kelly is a star, and he'll do a good job".

Graham, R-South Carolina, also lauded Kelly's accomplishments, saying the general "will bring unparalleled leadership skills to the job".

Congratulations to my friend General/Secretary John Kelly for being named @WhiteHouse Chief of Staff.

"I think it was time to hit the reset button", he said.

He previously served as the former Commander of US Southern Command and was the commanding general of the Multi- National Force West in Iraq from February 2008 to February 2009.

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"I suggest you lead by first washing out Mr. Scaramucci's mouth with a bar of soap", he wrote.

On Wednesday, Scaramucci went on an expletive-laden rant to a reporter in which he called Priebus a "paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac". According to Lizza, Scaramucci called him and demanded to know who leaked the information about the dinner - Lizza refused. Can he actually stop the president from, as you say, being his own chief of staff, being his own spokesman?

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