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Reince Priebus Defends POTUS' Firing, Assures Wolf Blitzer: "I'm On Team Trump"

30 July 2017

Priebus was sacked Friday and replaced by retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, who had served the Trump administration as homeland security secretary. He is a Great American", Trump tweeted, "and a Great Leader.

Reince Priebus said he resigned on Thursday.

"I've been obviously talking to the president for a few days about this and ultimately I formally resigned yesterday", Priebus said in a live interview on CNN. Anna and I are proud to call him and his wife, Karen, friends. He has replaced the former Republican Party chairman with Homeland Security chief John Kelly.

Scaramucci swiftly responded to the news by asking media outlets to leave his family out of coverage of him and the Trump administration.

Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, has been praised by the president for his job performance at Homeland Security in securing the nation's borders and helping to reduce illegal immigration by about two-thirds this year.

"General John Kelly is one of the true stars of the administration". Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci over Priebus's objections and Scaramucci reports directly to the president.

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Most staff, he reported, exited the plane, but Priebus, White House political advisor Steven Miller, and Trump's social media director Dan Scavino entered a vehicle together.

"Reince is a f-king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac", Scaramucci said during a late-night rant to a reporter.

Priebus also affirmed his commitment to Trump's presidency, noting that he was "always going to be a Trump fan".

"I predict the White House will become more orderly and disciplined - with clear lines of authority, serious planning and strong teamwork", Gingrich wrote Friday evening. When asked what Priebus said during the flight, King said, "Good poker face, showed nothing". I honestly don't believe there is a lot of people out there that actually believe that campaign people were sitting on telephones and having meetings and passing secret messages trying to figure out how to mess around with the election.

"By the usual conventions of American government and Wisconsin politics, there wasn't a good reason for him to be pushed out", said University of Milwaukee Professor Mordecai Lee.

Reince Priebus Defends POTUS' Firing, Assures Wolf Blitzer: