Reince Priebus Out as White House Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly In


Reince Priebus is out as White House Chief of Staff.

And the big announcement came from President Trump himself on Twitter this afternoon:

CNN is reporting that Priebus actually resigned on Thursday.

The writing was on the wall for the former RNC president with the comments made by new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci to the New Yorker, which were published on Thursday. Among other vulgar comments, Scarmucci called Priebus a “f*cking paranoid schizophrenic.”

A New York Times report early Friday suggested that not only was Priebus’s ouster a possibility, but so was the idea of replacing him with Kelly. A retired four-star general, Kelly has been serving as the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Before Trump even took the Oath of Office, the media has been skeptical that Priebus’s tenure as Chief of Staff would last. Seemingly every few weeks, a new report surfaced saying that his ouster was imminent. On Friday, it finally became official.

UPDATE –– 6:38 pm ET: Priebus and Kelly now have statements out:

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