House Of Lying Cards | Donald Trump Fires White House Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus

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Reinhold Richard “Reince” Priebus

Reinhold Richard “Reince” Priebus, 45, the White House chief of staff was fired on Friday after serving Donald Trump for six months. Donald has replaced him with John F. Kelly, the secretary of homeland security and retired four-star Marine general.

Donald announced the change via his favorite pastime, Twitter, while sitting aboard Air Force One on a tarmac outside Washington minutes after returning from Long Island.

“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…. …and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!”

Reince, who had joined the president on the trip, never let on to other passengers what was about to occur, stepped off the plane into a drenching rain, ducked into a car and was driven away without comment.

Donald then emerged under a large umbrella and praised his outgoing and incoming chiefs, “Reince is a good man. John Kelly will do a fantastic job. General Kelly has been a star, done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody, a great, great, American. But Reince Priebus — a good man,” Donald shouted to nearby reporters.

Reince said he had submitted his resignation to Donald on Thursday, the same day the newly appointed White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, was quoted vowing to force the chief of staff out. Reince told colleagues that he thought he would have a week before the announcement to make a graceful exit, but he evidently learned otherwise later in the day. Mr. Kelly will take over the corner office in the West Wing on Monday.

Reince said after the announcement that he had always made clear to Donald that when the president thought it was time for a new chief, he would support that. “The president has a right to change directions. The president has a right to hit a reset button. I think it’s a good time to hit the reset button,” he said on CNN.

Source: NY Times


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