Many of us saw this coming, and I know that the decision will please most of you!
Trump commented about the move further to reporters as he returned from Long Island after giving a speech there Friday afternoon.
“Reince is a good man,” Trump told pool reporters after he got off of Air Force One. “John Kelly will do a fantastic job. General 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.”
The episode marked the end of a weeklong saga involving Priebus and new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Priebus had worked hard to block Scaramucci’s appointment, but Trump decided to hire him anyway.
Immediately after Scaramucci’s hiring, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced he was resigning. Spicer was Priebus’ closest White House ally based on both of their past work for the Republican National Committee.