Priebus Out as Chief of Staff

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has been pushed out of the White House by President Trump due to his failure to impose order on a chaos-wracked West Wing. Trump announced on Friday that he will be replaced by Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general.

Priebus has failed to limit the number of leaks coming out of the Trump administration and was in a recent public feud with newly appointed communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

However, several officials close to Trump have pointed out Kelly’s lack of a political background, “The president needs someone who understands the Trump constituency as his chief of staff, someone who has both administrative skills and political savvy,” said Roger Stone, Trump’s off-and-on adviser.

Source: NYT

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