Trump Tweets That He Has a New Chief of Staff

Reince Priebus reportedly resigned
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2017 4:07 PM CDT
President Donald Trump and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listen to the national anthem during commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 17, 2017.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Reince Priebus is out as White House chief of staff, the AP reports, as President Trump announced in a tweet Friday: "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...." Trump continued, "...and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration."

Kelly, a retired general and the current Homeland Security secretary, was named in a New York Times report last night as Trump's preferred replacement for Priebus, and CNN reports that Priebus resigned privately Thursday. Trump also spoke about the change Friday after Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, calling Priebus a "good man" and saying Kelly "will do a fantastic job." (Read more Reince Priebus stories.)

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