President Donald Trump said Friday that he had replaced his chief of staff Reince Priebus with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.
Trump, who announced the move on Twitter, did not say whether he had fired Priebus or whether Priebus had resigned, but the former Republican National Committee chairman said he tendered his resignation to the president on Thursday.
The move came a day after his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, accused Priebus of leaking information to reporters in a profanity-laced tirade.
Priebus said he was aware of Kelly’s appointment. “Yeah, we talked. I resigned privately yesterday.”
Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, will assume the chief of staff post on Monday. .(Reuters)