Did Reince Preibus resign or was he fired? Either way, Trump announced General John Flynn would leave his post as Secretary of Homeland Security to replace Preibus as Trump’s Chief of Staff.
President Trump’s decision Friday to name Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his chief of staff capped off a tumultuous seven-day period of intrigue and speculation that began with the hiring of a brash new communications director and ended with the ouster of a Republican stalwart.
“Priebus is a good man but served as a weak chief of staff who did not have the mandate or authority to be effective in that position,” a Republican with ties to the White House told the Washington Examiner. “This will be perceived as a move caused by the failure of the healthcare bill and overall lack of progress with legislative accomplishments that were promised during the campaign.”