As previously reported, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is out and has been replaced with the current head of DHS John Kelly!
Most assumed Priebus was fired. However Priebus told a Wall Street Journal reporter that he “privately resigned yesterday”.
But he joined the president today for his trip to Long Island?
We are seriously supposed to believe that?
Michael Bender of the Wall Street Journal tweeted out, “I resigned yesterday, Reince Priebus tells me.”
“I resigned privately yesterday,” Reince Priebus tells me.
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) July 28, 2017
Oddly enough there were no leaks about Priebus’ resignation…interesting, isn’t it?
President Trump tweeted out that he named General Secretary John F Kelly as the new White House Chief of Staff:
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….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
Fox News reports:
White House sources confirmed to Fox News that Priebus, the former Republican National Committee chairman, resigned secretly on Thursday. Trump made the announcement publicly on Twitter late Friday afternoon.
White House sources tell Fox News Reince Priebus secretly resigned yesterday. pic.twitter.com/6ZRNCLM4Jg
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 28, 2017
Reince Priebus has long been suspected as one of the leakers harming the Trump administration. Tension reached a fever pitch this week when a feud between Priebus and the new White House Communications Director, Scaramucci boiled over.
Scaramucci went on a profanity-laced tirade against Priebus as his frustrations with the leaks escalated. The news of Priebus’ resignation/firing is no surprise to us as we have been hearing rumblings of this news for months.
Oddly, this news didn’t leak out before the announcement. #Hmmm https://t.co/JTDLz9i5Bx
— Andrew Marcus (@ImAndrewMarcus) July 28, 2017