Photo of Scaramucci, Priebus in Oval Office lights up social media

Posted July 31, 2017

That means Reince Priebus is out.

The lone voice coming to Priebus' defense Thursday was House Speaker Paul Ryan, who called the fellow Wisconsinite a "close friend" and said, "I think he's doing a great job as chief of staff".

"I'm on Team Trump and I look forward to helping him achieve his goals and his agenda for the American people", Priebus said. "I don't give him much chance of success but as Trump likes to say, 'Time will tell'".

Priebus, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, had been named to the post in part to bring political experience to the Trump White House.

Priebus and Scaramucci both traveled Friday with Trump for a crime speech on Long Island in NY.

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A new name was added to the Trump Administration Friday following a week of drama surrounding the position of chief of staff, leading to the ousting of Reince Priebus.

The news came via twitter, when President Donald Trump announced that he named Homeland Security Secretary General John Kelly as his new chief of staff. As for when media asked him about the stream of migrants leaving America to seek refugee status in Canada, Kelly said he was "perplexed". He was forced to resign from his post in February amid claims he misled the administration over his communications with Russian Federation before Trump took office. The U.S. president said he personally appointed the Secretary of Homeland Security to take the office on July 31. "He's been a true star of my administration".

A target of constant criticism in the administration, Priebus has had an open feud with new White House Communications Director Anthony Scarmucci and strongly opposed his appointment.

Just a month after winning the presidential election, Trump picked Kelly, a retired general, to be his DHS secretary, trusting him to help carry out one of the central missions of his campaign: increased immigration enforcement. The POTUS even commended Reince Priebus for being a "good man" and turned to talk about his expectations from John F. Kelly. His departure comes after Trump lost a major legislative battle early Friday when the Senate failed to pass legislation repealing Obamacare.

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"I think General Kelly is a brilliant pick", Priebus continued.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump thought Priebus should have defended himself and was really disappointed with him for not "returning fire".

Mr Priebus said he had offered his resignation on Thursday and the president accepted. "We'll be working on a transition here for a couple of weeks together with General Kelly starting on Monday morning". "This is good for the President". In the wealthiest circles, Mooch is said to be highly regarded, particularly by Boss Trump, otherwise known as the capo di tutti capi who is going around telling people that he doesn't get the protection he deserves by Republicans.

Some speculated that Scaramucci was being groomed to take over for Priebus after Trump made it clear that he would not be reporting to the chief of staff, as is the tradition.

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