Sen. Lindsey Graham Releases Statement on White House Shakeup

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The image began to get some notice as Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, launced a twitter, TV and online attack denouncing Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, as a paranoid schizophrenic and a leaker of White House information.

"I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff", Trump told his more than 34.8 million followers on twitter soon after his return from NY. Kelly was serving as Trump's director of homeland security prior to his job change. He was hired with the goal of bringing more discipline to the White House, a senior White House official said.

Priebus only showing up in the article as a parenthetical to note he had no comment, on the other hand, is seen as weakness, as opposed to professionalism. Priebus confirmed that he formally resigned on resigned on Thursday.

In the swirl of Shakespearean intrigue that surrounds Donald Trump's White House, Priebus' fortunes have always been a source of speculation, given his limited role, colorful band of rivals and the president's public slights.

"The president has a right to hit a reset button".

Despite lauding Priebus in his first appearance in the White House briefing room, Scaramucci days later revealed simmering tensions with the then-chief of staff. "He has been a true star of my administration", said the president.

Priebus had worked against Scaramucci joining the administration when the NY hedge fund manager was first considered for an administration post and while the two attempted to put on a show of unity in Scaramucci's first days at the White House, it quickly became clear the two men would continue to be at odds with each other.

Carrying an umbrella, Trump approached reporters as he stepped off Air Force One, with rain storming down.

John Kelly may need to find and strap on some armor.

"General Kelly is a brilliant pick. He's a great American". "Reince is a good man", Trump said.

The president followed with tweets thanking Reince Priebus, who has served as chief of staff since Trump's inauguration. He had hoped to stay on at least a year but struggled to manage his unpredictable boss and was unable to get a handle on conflicting factions in the White House who have frequently squabbled.

Scarmucci called a reporter for the New Yorker on Thursday and launched into a profanity-laced tirade in which he voiced his contempt for Priebus and other top Trump advisers.

Priebus was one of the members of President Donald Trump's senior staff who had the most experience working in Washington politics, having previously served as the Republican National Committee chairman before joining the Trump team during the transition.

"They've got all these chiefs running about with or without the title of chief", said William Daley, the second chief of staff for President Barack Obama.

"He has achieved so much, and he has done it all with class". He added: "We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said discussions about Priebus's departure had been taking place for weeks. "I can't think of a better person than Gen John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God's blessings and great success".

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