BREAKING: President Trump FIRES Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

President Trump has fired his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and replaced him with the current head of DHS John Kelly!

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 06: DNC Chairman Reince Priebus participates in a Politico Playbook breakfast forum, May 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

CNBC reports:

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that John Kelly would take over as White House chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus.

Priebus, 45, became a target of Trump’s ire shortly into his term as White House chief of staff.

Trump has consistently applied pressure on Priebus and reportedly given him various deadlines to get a tumultuous White House in order.

Priebus came under even more scrutiny recently when Trump brought on financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Former press secretary Sean Spicer, one of Priebus’ allies in the White House, left after Scaramucci’s hiring.

Scaramucci created a White House spectacle Thursday following his Wednesday night tweet accusing someone of leaking a financial disclosure document that is publicly available. Scaramucci tagged Priebus in the tweet, but he later denied that he was identifying Priebus as the source.

He told CNN on Thursday that “if Reince wants to explain he’s not a leaker, do that.” Scaramucci compared himself and Priebus to the Biblical brothers Cain and Abel. Cain killed Abel.

On Thursday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “I don’t know if [Trump] has an opinion on what they should do between the two of them.”

Earlier today, The Gateway Pundit reported President Trump was looking to replace Chief of Staff Reince Priebus with someone from the armed forces. The President prefers a General to assume the top administration post.

The Hill reports:

The president, the Times reported on Thursday, has so far focused on Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as a potential replacement, though advisers believe that would be a bad move.

Trump has reportedly said that he no longer has faith in Priebus, a former Republican National Committee chairman who was tapped for chief of staff shortly after Trump was elected.

Priebus has lost key allies in the White House over the past week, most notably former press secretary Sean Spicer, who resigned immediately after Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.

Scaramucci has carried out a public feud with Priebus since entering the White House. That feud accelerated on Thursday, when The New Yorkers’ Ryan Lizza published an interview with Scaramucci, in which the communications director delivered a profanity-laced tirade against Priebus and accused him of leaking information to the press.

Roger Stone, former Trump campaign manager and Infowars host, was the first to reveal President Trump is considering Gen. John Kelly and current DHS Chief to replace Priebus.

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