Trump tweets John Kelly is new White House Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON (AP/WWAY) — President Donald Trump says Gen. John F. Kelly is his new White House chief of staff.

That means Reince Priebus is out.

Trump tweeted: “I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American.”

Kelly replaces Reince Priebus as the president’s top aide.

Kelly is currently the secretary of Homeland Security.

Trump tweeted that Kelly “has been a true star of my administration.”

Priebus traveled with Trump earlier in the day to an appearance in Brentwood, New York. Trump thanked him for his service and “dedication to his country.”

The move comes a week after Mr. Trump named Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director. The move led to the resignation of Press Secretary Sean Spicer and had reportedly long been blocked by Priebus. Scaramucci has reportedly blamed Priebus of leaking stories about him to reporters.

Check back for more on this developing story as information becomes available.

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