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Priebus Out as President Trump's Chief of Staff

Jessi Paetzke
Trump fired Priebus after a rocky six months in office

President Trump on Friday fired his chief of staff, Wisconsin native Reince Priebus and replaced him with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Trump made the announcement via Twitter where he also thanked Priebus for his service and dedication to his country. It had been a rough week for Priebus, who had been accused by Trump’s Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci, of leaking information about him. Rumors had been floating for months that Priebus was on his way out. Before Priebus took the job as chief of staff he ran the Republican National Committee.