Ousted Priebus praises Trump, refuses to comment on Scaramucci insults

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci walks down the steps of Air Force One after arriving at Long Island Mac Arthur Airport in Ronkonkoma N.Y. Friday

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci walks down the steps of Air Force One after arriving at Long Island Mac Arthur Airport in Ronkonkoma N.Y. Friday

President Donald Trump has picked the retired Marine general to replace Reince Priebus as his chief of staff. Kelly says that he is "honored to be asked" to take the job. "He is a Great American and a Great Leader".

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.

Lee posted the message mere moments after Trump announced Kelly would be replacing Reince Priebus, who was ousted from the chief of staff position on Friday. "We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!" he said.

This is a developing story, check back for updates. For example, as a spat between Bannon and Kushner spilled out into the open in April, Priebus worked to arrange a détente at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, according to a senior White House official familiar with the internal strife.

"Reince is a good man", Trump told reporters as he left the aircraft. Kelly, who has demonstrated strong leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, had become a favorite of Trump's. Sanders said Priebus was loyal in his dedication to the President. Trump said in a tweet. "I can't think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me".

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Priebus and Spicer were supposed to serve as bridges to the Republican Party and the US Congress, for a president who came to town not just as a Washington outsider, but nominally at least, as a Republican candidate who railed against the GOP constantly. He also suggested that Priebus would be fired if he were found to be a source for leaks to the press.

Priebus traveled with Trump earlier in the day to an appearance in Brentwood, New York.

It also came shortly after the new White House communication director, Anthony Scaramucci, in a foul-mouthed interview published by the New Yorker, accused Priebus of leaking to the press. "I was wrong. You accomplish great things everyday defending our nation and I know your exceptional work will continue", Kelly said in a statement to the employees of the Department of Homeland Security.

Priebus, who told CNN he frequently addressed his job status with Trump, also was blamed by some within the White House for the failure of the Republican health care plan, with some Trump allies believing that Priebus' longtime relationships with Republicans on Capitol Hill should have ensured the bill's passage.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, a frequent Trump critic, welcomed Kelly as "one of the strongest and most natural leaders I've ever known".

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.

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