Trump tweets about new chief of staff

Asked what he meant by including Priebus, Scaramucci said, "If Reince wants to explain he's not the leaker, he can do that". He didn't sound too disappointed about that in an interview tonight on CNN. Scaramucci then forced out another communications aide close to Priebus. He's - well, hang on a second. "The president is a professional, and I'm a professional and professional people don't discuss private conversations in public". I've seen it now for a year and a half on this wild ride with the president that I loved being a part of. And I think that it was something that I think the White House needs.

Tillerson, the silver-haired former ExxonMobil CEO, is learning how to steer USA diplomacy at a time when policy can be undercut without warning by a tweet from the Oval Office.

GEOFF BENNETT, BYLINE: Hey, Kelly.

BENNETT: Well, he tweeted.

Donald Trump has named John F Kelly as his new White House chief of staff after sacking Reince Priebus. "He is a great American... and a great leader". Trump tweeted that he is replacing Priebus as Chief of Staff with John Kelly, now Secretary of Homeland Security.

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An Obama administration appointee, Yates became a household name in January when she was sacked, ostensibly, for refusing to implement the first iteration of Trump's ban on travelers from a number of Muslim-majority countries.

"I think bringing in a fresh face, I think bringing in fresh people, is a good thing", he said.

The issue of leaks has weighed heavily on President Donald Trump as his administration tries to navigate questions about contacts some Trump campaign associates may have had with Russian government officials.

Priebus told The Associated Press last week that he supports Scaramucci "100 per cent", despite reportedly trying to prevent Scaramucci from getting an administration position. And then there was that stunning takedown of him in that expletive-laden interview he gave to The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza.

At a press briefing Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say Priebus had Trump's confidence. "General Kelly has been a star". McCarthy may be a total delight to watch take on Spicer (especially when we know how much it upsets Trump), but Cantone is damn near pitch-perfect.

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He did a terrific job at the RNC and has been a devoted Chief of Staff to the President from the beginning.

"The President wanted to go a different direction", Priebus told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" on Friday evening.

The slur seeks to imply Mr Bannon places his own interests before those of the White House.

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.

"I'm not Steve Bannon".

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In an apparent attempt at damage control, Scaramucci tweeted late Thursday: "I sometimes use colourful language". We know how the story with Sean Spicer ended.


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