Gen. Jack Keane: John Kelly is 'Superstar of Cabinet'

Nick Sanchez
July 31, 2017

Trump has made the position of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions untenable; US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is said to be far from being a happy camper; and US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly has incurred Trump's disapproval for the time he's taking in finding his groove. So I'm happy for him.

Spicer's deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was quickly named the new White House Press Secretary.

Michael Dubke - Founder of Crossroads Media, resigned as White House Communications director in May.

"I have been fortunate to have served my country for more than 45 years - first as a Marine and then as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security". "One of our real stars".

But some advisers to Trump were opposed to the choice, arguing that Kelly did not have the political background for the job. "He has been a true star of my Administration", Trump said.

Priebus and Scaramucci flew together on Air Force One to the NY event, but the White House press pool reported they didn't see the communications director on the plane for the return trip.

"I want to congratulate John Kelly, who has done an incredible job of secretary of homeland security", Trump said. He said their discussion was part of an ongoing conversation about whether a change was needed.

In an interview with CNN, Priebus said, "This is not like a situation where there's a lot of ill will feelings". It's something the White House needs.

"I think it was time to hit the reset button", he said.

Trump issued his decision just as he landed aboard Air Force One after a visit to Long Island and hours after Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare failed in the Senate. Scaramucci thought it was a private document leaked by Priebus.

Outgoing White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says that he formally resigned from his job after it became clear the president wanted to go in a different direction.

More than just a personnel dispute, the disagreement suggested a broader cleavage that would lead to Priebus's resignation.

Priebus, the former Republican National Committee head, had been a frequent target of rumors about his job security amid infighting and confusion within the White House and a long whisper campaign by Trump allies.

Shortly before the president deplaned, Priebus' black SUV pulled away, leaving the rest of the motorcade, including the president's vehicle, in the distance. In the end, however, those warnings fell on deaf ears and further soured Trump, who nearly from the start suggested both publicly and privately that the job of his chief of staff was not safe.

He also compared his relationship with Priebus to biblical brothers Cain and Abel, though he did not specify which of them in his Biblical metaphor represented the brother who killed the other.

Describing what he called a war on news leaks from senior White House officials, Scaramucci on July 27 cited Priebus in connection with leaks of news stories damaging the president and his aides.

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