She previously served under the Bush and Obama administrations. He has helped seal the border and reduced illegal immigration by 70%. It's unclear who will take his spot in the Department of Homeland Security. "The entire administration loves him, and no one is comparable". But he clashed with Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier, and had been under siege by Trump advisers inside and outside of the White House who complained that he was ineffectual.
The tweets, sent as Trump was returning to Washington on Air Force One with Priebus from a speech in NY, caught Capitol Hill and others off-guard even though Priebus' stature within the administration has been in sharp decline for some time. "I support him in that", he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room". He was loyal in his dedication to the President.
Sanders said Trump thanked Priebus for his service.
Donald Trump's White House has been plunged into fresh turmoil as the United States president abruptly announced homeland security secretary John Kelly as his chief of staff, ending the tumultuous six-month tenure of Reince Priebus.
That means Reince Priebus is out. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security.
"I think it was time to hit the reset button", he said.
However, Kelly has clashed with congressional Democrats in recent months because he has indicated that the Trump administration was unlikely to continue the Obama-era deferred action for childhood arrivals program that protects certain eligible youth from deportation if they were brought to the USA illegally by their parents. Trump called Kelly a "great leader" and "great American". "Reince is a good man", the President told reporters upon landing at Andrews Airforce Base Friday after a speech in Long Island.
Spotted Peter King as he went inside.
Priebus is the eighth top official to resign or be fired in the six months that Trump has been in office. Chatted w Priebus repeatedly during the flight. Pressed on the conversations he had with the president about his decision to leave, Priebus said, "The president is professional".
"I'm going to honor the President every day", he said, repeatedly adding, "I'm not going to get into this personal stuff".
Asked what Priebus said during the flight, King repeated: "Good poker face, showed nothing".
It was the mid-size AF1 757 version.
"I think we've still got a good relationship".
As word spread about Priebus' dismissal, some reporters got up close to Priebus' vehicle, taking cell photos and such.
The replacement of Priebus comes just a week after Sean Spicer, a Priebus ally, resigned as press secretary the same day Trump brought on Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
On Thursday evening, the New Yorker posted an interview with Mr. Scaramucci that included a profanity-laced tirade against Mr. Priebus.
Trump loyalists had chafed at Priebus, feeling he had installed his RNC allies at the White House and overlooked the people close to Trump who helped get him elected president in November.
This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.