Published on Jul 28, 2017 Reince Priebus is out as White House chief of staff in the most significant shake-up of the rocky Trump presidency. Gen. John Kelly is in!
President Trump announced on Twitter on Friday that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has been named to replace Priebus, who says he resigned Thursday.
Priebus’ exit indicates the full decline in the White House of the RNC-led Washington contingent. Priebus was the last of the high-profile RNC staffers to exit the West Wing. Months ago, Priebus’ deputy, Katie Walsh — a former RNC chief of staff, who was accused of being a leaker by rivals inside the White House — left to work on a PAC supporting Trump. Then it was Sean Spicer, the beleaguered press secretary doubling as communications director, who left the day Trump brought on board New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director.