Priebus handed over his resignation to the president Thursday night after a blistering set of insults about him were made by White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci.
The comments were made to a liberal writer Wednesday evening. The writer then published the nasty remarks in The New Yorker on Thursday afternoon. This all led to Priebus stepping down from his role in the White House.
Priebus was immediately replaced today by DHS Sec. Kelly who takes over as chief of staff Monday.
Kelly is a 4 star retired general.
Before his new appointment to chief of staff, he was the DHS secretary.
With illegal immigration being such a huge problem, Kelly had his work cut out for him. But in the six months he held the job he was sensational. The border is much more secure, and the morale at US Customs and Border Protection is up. Quoting Dennis Michael Lynch from his op-ed last from Friday evening, “Kelly was kicking butt and taking names at the border.”
As DML pointed out, the DHS suffered through 8 years of pure hell under Obama, and just when Sec. Kelly is getting everything under control and working correctly, Trump pulls him off the line to manage the White House staff? DML, who is a huge fan of Kelly’s, did not want to see him pulled from his position at DHS.
ABOUT GENERAL KELLY
John Francis Kelly (born May 11, 1950) is the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security who is designated to become White House Chief of Staff for President Donald Trump on July 31, 2017. He is a retired United States Marine Corps general and the former commander of United States Southern Command, the Unified Combatant Command responsible for American military operations in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Kelly previously served as the commanding general of the Multi-National Force West in Iraq from February 2008 to February 2009, and as the commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North in October 2009. Kelly succeeded General Douglas M. Fraser as commander of U.S. Southern Command on November 19, 2012. Kelly was succeeded by Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd on January 14, 2016.
Kelly was appointed Secretary of Homeland Security on January 20, 2017 by President Donald Trump. At 6 months, Kelly’s term as Secretary of Homeland Security is the shortest in the office’s history.
On July 28, he was appointed to replace Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff.
Kelly was born on May 11, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts into an Irish Catholic family. He grew up in the Brightonneighborhood of Boston.Before he reached the age of 16, he hitchhiked to Washington State and rode the trains back, including a freight-hop from Seattle to Chicago. He then served for one year in the United States Merchant Marine, where he says “my first time overseas was taking 10,000 tons of beer to Vietnam“.
In 1970, when his mother told him that his draft number was coming up, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was discharged from active duty as a sergeant in 1972, after serving in an infantry company with the 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.He was commissioned on December 27, 1975 as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps via Officer Candidates School. In 1976, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston and, in 1984, he received a Master of Science degree in National Security Studies from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service
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