"Reince is a good man", Trump told reporters after he got off Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews on the outskirts of Washington.
"The president has tried to convince the general multiple times, and the general has politely declined several times", one administration official told the newspaper. "I think it's healthy and I support him in it".
Close personal and political allies of Reince Priebus in Wisconsin voiced their displeasure Friday with the news that he had been replaced as White House chief of staff after just seven months on the job. He's a great great American. He was forced to resign from his post in February amid claims he misled the administration over his communications with Russian Federation before Trump took office. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. And then it all came to a head, as you said, this past week with Anthony Scaramucci openly accusing Reince Priebus of being the source of White House leaks.
But it was the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci to communications director last Friday that set off Priebus' final unraveling. In a normal White House, Scaramucci would have tendered his resignation already for launching an assault on two top aides-and at minimum he would have apologized for his attack on his colleagues.
A retired four-star Marine general, Mr Kelly served in the military for almost five decades.
But, never before have I seen a week like the past one - in which no fewer than five (!) people could rightfully claim the crown.
Trump's misgivings about Priebus dated back to last October, when Priebus advised Trump that he should drop out of the presidential election after a tape emerged of him bragging about sexually harassing women and getting away with it because "when you're a star, they let you do it". "We were sitting right across from him and he kept a poker face", King said, referring to Priebus.
"I think the president wanted to go a different direction", Priebus told CNN just hours after his exit was announced.Читайте также: India beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs, take 1-0 lead
"I am always going to be a Trump fan".
Priebus has been under fire for months, seeing one White House ally after another resign or leave, culminating in the departure of press secretary Sean Spicer a week ago.
Of his replacement, Priebus said in an earlier statement that he "can't think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me". "I could not be more proud to call Reince a dear friend", he said.
Priebus and Bannon were both against the hiring of Scaramucci, because of the profane and intolerable behavior of the Wall Street Financier and ever since he was brought on board, they have been trying to minimize his involvement at the White House.
Scaramucci was appointed director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs in January, sparking internal administration feuding linked to Priebus, the former RNC chairman, during his Office of Government Ethics vetting process.
Asked when Kelly was offered the chief of staff job, she said, "They've been talking about it for a while".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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