Trump names Gen. John Kelly as chief of staff, Priebus out

Trump names Gen. John Kelly as chief of staff, Priebus out

Trump made the announcement on Twitter just after landing on Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington.

Not content with slamming just one senior official, he went on to call Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, a "paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac", saying he would resign soon.

On Kelly's appointment, Priebus said: "I think General (John) Kelly is a brilliant pick".

"John Kelly is a great American".

Ryan was also among the prominent GOP lawmakers who praised the selection of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as Trump's new White House chief of staff.

Speaking to a crowd on Friday in Brentwood, New York, Trump called Kelly "one of our great stars".

"We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!" he tweeted.

Priebus, before serving as chairman of the Republican National Committee for six years, was chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party.

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Mr Kelly is seen as a battle-hardened commander who can bring a background of military discipline and order to Mr Trump's embattled administration.

He added of the retired Marine general: "John Kelly will do a fantastic job".

He went on in the interview to say that Trump needed to end the "chaos" in the White House. It was the shortest tenure for a president's first White House chief of staff since World War II.

In his latest interview, Priebus also shared that he is still a fan of Trump.

Scaramucci previously said he and Priebus are like brothers who "rough each other up once in a while".

Long under siege and seemingly on borrowed time after Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as his Communications Director, which prompted the exit of Priebus ally Sean Spicer, Priebus told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he resigned Thursday evening. "I will continue to serve as a strong supporter of the president's agenda and policies".

The scathing article in the New Yorker revealed communication director Anthony Scaramucci's true feelings about Priebus. "We were sitting right across from him and he kept a poker face", King said, referring to Priebus.

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