Why Did Trump Fire Reince Priebus? John Kelly Named New Chief Of Staff, According To His Tweet
President Trump has been making some pretty significant announcements on Twitter this past week. Today, at around 5 p.m. ET, he made his latest: Trump reportedly fired Reince Priebus. And, he's already named John F. Kelly as the new White House Chief of Staff.
Elite Daily has reached out to the White House for comment but did not hear back at the time of publication.
This announcement comes just a day after The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza published a phone conversation he had with Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci in which Scaramucci aggressively bashed many of his White House colleagues. Among the various colorful comments that he made, Scaramucci called Priebus a "f*cking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac." Lizza published the piece and it quickly went viral. Scaramucci reportedly thought that his comments were off the record, though Lizza claims that Scaramucci knew they were on the record.
After Lizza's phone conversation ended, Scaramucci posted a tweet claiming that Priebus was leaking financial information about him. That tweet also quickly went viral, but has since been deleted.
However, the financial disclosure information that Scaramucci thinks Priebus leaked is actually a public document, as NPR pointed out. The reporter from Politico who obtained the document said she retrieved it via a legal request to the government.
Still, it looks like Priebus has been fired. Perhaps via a tweet. (Can someone please delete Twitter from Trump's iPad mini?) (I feel like he definitely has an iPad mini.)
Naturally, Twitter found this move extremely savage, and there were plenty of hilarious reactions to it.
Seriously WHAT is even happening in the White House rn?