Reince Priebus ousted as Trump names John Kelly new chief of staff

Anthony Scaramucci accused Reince Priebus of leaking stories about his finances to the media

Anthony Scaramucci accused Reince Priebus of leaking stories about his finances to the media

Reince Priebus is making the rounds on the talk shows as the former White House chief of staff, but he likely won't mention the role a Fox News host might have had in his ouster from the Trump administration. "He is a great American... and a great leader".

Gen. Jack Keane said that new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's forte will be in bringing leadership to the White House.

Trump tweeted that Kelly "has been a true star of my administration".

On Twitter, Trump thanked Reince Priebus for his dedication to the country and also mentioned that he is proud of him.

The Post described Priebus' departure as "a humiliating coda for what had been a largely demeaning tenure during which he endured regular belittling from rival advisers - and even, at times, the president himself".

The newly-appointed communications chief is also believed to have had an intense rivalry with Sean Spicer, who resigned as Press Secretary when Mr Scaramucci was hired by Mr Trump one week ago.

Trump's threat to replace US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has also set off a revolt among Republican senators، who have warned the president not to fire their former colleague. "When you go through thick and thin together, you get to know people really well, and he's a good man, and I was honored to be able to serve him".

Speaking to reporters as he arrived back in Washington from Long Island, N.Y. - where earlier Friday he delivered a speech on gang violence - Trump praised Kelly, calling him "a great great American" and added that Priebus is "a good man". "A President has a right to hit a reset button".

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At one point during the call, Mr Scaramucci called Mr Priebus a "f***ing paranoid schizophrenic".

Still, while Priebus is playing the role of theWH chief staff, he is viewed as weak and not effective. Priebus has had a diminished profile in the White House for weeks, and the president hasn't exactly expressed support for him.

Priebus will be replaced by John Kelly, who now serves as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Priebus is the eighth top official to resign or be fired in the six months that Trump has been in office. "I think he's made a smart decision with General Kelly", he said.

Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general , has been serving as Homeland Security secretary.

MCEVERS: What is your sense from your sources and what you're hearing about whether John Kelly will have a better chance in this job than Priebus did?

However, Mr Kelly has not always appeared to be on the same page as Mr Trump, publicly questioning the need for a full border wall with Mexico and calling Russian Federation a threat to the United States as the President has tried to develop friendlier relations with Moscow.

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