Trump dismisses White House Chief of Staff Priebus, replaces him with General John Kelly

US President Donald Trump announced in a series of tweets that he has decided to replace White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who was recently accused of leaking information to the press, with General John Kelly, who is the current head of the Department of Homeland Security. Priebus served in the position for only six months.
Trump dismisses Priebus via Twitter Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

US President Donald Trump announced early this morning (Saturday) on Twitter the replacement of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who was recently accused of leaking government information to the press, with General John Kelly, who is the current head of the Department of Homeland Security.

During a CNN interview, Priebus, who served as White House Chief of Staff for only six months, denied being dismissed from his position claiming that everything had been done in coordination with the president. The White House Chief of Staff is regarded as one of the highest and most influential positions within the US government and is considered to be the right-hand man of the elected president.

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In a series of tweets, Trump announced his decision to make a significant change within his administration the day after new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci accused Priebus of leaking to the press, calling him a “paranoid schizophrenic”.

“I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff,” Trump tweeted. “He is a great American and a great leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my administration.”



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