UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — There’s a new chief of staff in the White House.
Retired Gen. John Kelly was sworn in on Monday, July 31, as President Donald Trump’s most senior White House staffer.
Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump said Kelly, who previously served as his homeland security secretary, would do a “spectacular job” in his new role.
At the cabinet meeting that immediately followed, Trump reportedly told those present that Kelly would go down in history as one of the greatest chiefs of staff ever.
As Kelly stepped into his new role, the White House announced Monday that Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director. He’d been on the job just 10 days.
A statement reads, “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give … Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team.”
Kelly’s predecessor as chief of staff, Reince Priebus, was just ousted last week after a public spat with Scaramucci.