- Title: Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus with Gen. John Kelly
- Date: 28th July 2017
- Summary: ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - MARCH 12, 2015) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) THEN-NOMINEE FOR HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND RETIRED MARINE GENERAL JOHN KELLY, THEN COMMANDER OF U.S. SOUTHERN COMMAND AT PODIUM
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- Keywords: Trump Kelly Priebus White House Chief of Staff
- Location: ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA/BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY/ NEW YORK, NEW YORK/ JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND/ WASHINGTON, D.C./ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA/CLEVELAND, OHIO/NOGALES, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES
- City: ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA/BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY/ NEW YORK, NEW YORK/ JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND/ WASHINGTON, D.C./ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA/CLEVELAND, OHIO/NOGALES, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0026RMVUX3
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- Story Text: President Donald Trump replaced his beleaguered White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, after only six months on the job on Friday (July 28), installing retired General John Kelly in his place in a major shakeup of his top team.
Trump announced the move in a tweet a day after his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, accused Priebus of leaking information to reporters in a profanity-laced tirade.
Trump issued his decision just as he landed aboard Air Force One after a visit to Long Island. Priebus was on the plane with him and left with no comment.
Trump had lost confidence in Priebus, privately questioning his competence after major legislative items failed to pass the U.S. Congress, a Trump confidant said.
Kelly has been secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
"Reince is a good man," Trump told reporters after he got off Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews on the outskirts of Washington.
He said Kelly will do a "fantastic job."
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