The chaos in the Donald Trump organization continues. Reince Priebus is out as Chief of Staff and replaced by a military man.
It was clear that Reince Priebus was not going to be around when Trump appointed the new thuggish Anthony Scaramucci to his communication team.
The Huffington Post reports the following.
Priebus resigned privately on Thursday, he reportedly told multiple media outlets.
“It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this president and our country. I want to thank the president for giving me this very special opportunity. I will continue to serve as a strong supporter of the president’s agenda and policies. I can’t think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God’s blessings and great success,” Priebus said in a statement on Friday.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Trump and Priebus had been discussing his role for weeks. She added that Kelly and Trump had also been discussing the job. Priebus flew on Air Force One with Trump on Friday, according to a pool report. Trump waited on board the plane when it returned to Andrews Air Force base, and Priebus initially got into a car with White House aides Stephen Miller and Dan Scavino. They then left his car and got in another one. Some reporters approached Priebus’ car as they learned of his dismissal, and the vehicle left Trump’s motorcade before the president departed.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Priebus didn’t show any signs over being out of a job while riding Air Force One on Friday. “We didn’t even know it. We were sitting right across from him and he kept a poker face,” he told reporters. “Good poker face, showed nothing.” Trump also spoke to reporters on Air Force One. “Reince is a good man,” he said. “John Kelly will do a fantastic job. Gen. Kelly has been a star, done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody. He’s a great great American. Reince is a good man.
America continues to be the laughing stock of the world. How far have we fallen since the dignified presidency of President Barack Obama? Very far.