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Trump gets retired General Kelly to replace chief of staff Priebus

Kelly is currently secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

Reuters  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump replaced his beleaguered White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, after only six months on the job on Friday, installing retired General John Kelly in his place in a major shake-up of his top team. Trump announced the move in a tweet a day after his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, accused Priebus of leaking information to reporters in a profanity-laced tirade. Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, is currently secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will assume the chief of staff post on Monday. He was ...

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First Published: Sat, July 29 2017. 23:50 IST
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