"I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff".
"He is a great American and a great leader".
According to Lee, Kelly, who is now the secretary of Homeland Security, will "militarize" the White House.
Trump is calling Kelly "a true star" of the administration.
The move came just days after the President appointed a new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, who made a remarkable and profane public rebuke of Priebus earlier in the week. The New Yorker magazine published an interview Thursday in which Scaramucci called Priebus, amid an avalanche of vulgarity, a "paranoid schizophrenic". Those who have departed include former deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh, former communications chief Mike Dubke, press secretary Sean Spicer and press aide Michael Short. Priebus was also on the plane with the president.
Trump says John Kelly to be new WH chief of staff
Pressed on the conversations he had with the president about his decision to leave, Priebus said, "The president is professional". Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke will become the acting chief of the department on Monday, DHS said in a statement.
Spicer was apparently at the White House around the same time he leapt to President Donald Trump's defense after a congressional lawmaker issued a harsh rebuke of his new choice for chief of staff.
Federal Bureau of Information director who had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation to influence the election outcome, was sacked by Trump in May.
Kelly also commanded Marines during some of the most intense fighting during the Iraq war, in which two of his sons also served.
Trump has repeatedly praised Kelly for his operation of homeland security, including tighter border controls and a travel ban from six Muslim countries that is now the subject of a lawsuit.
Spicer and Priebus came from the Republican establishment and were outsiders, to a degree, in a White House Trump won on his credentials as a political maverick.
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Philander struggled with a stomach bug throughout the day, but showed signs of improving health towards the close of play. It was a day which had hung in the balance for most parts, with neither side seemingly willing or able to take advantage.
In the same interview, he also defended the president on Russian Federation, particularly a report that indicated White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner had proposed a secret communication channel with the Kremlin so that discussions before the inauguration could not be detected.
In a statement, Kelly said he is "honored" to be asked to serve as the chief of staff.
Kelly, a four star general was tapped to replace Reince Priebus, who was forced out last week following a tumultous week of changes for the White House. He has helped seal the border and reduced illegal immigration by 70%. "He will begin on Monday morning and a cabinet meeting will follow his swearing in", Sanders said. "I am on Team Trump", he said.
Reince Priebus said "But I'm feeling good about the fact that he's making a change that makes him comfortable with moving forward. I was wrong. You accomplish great things every day defending our nation and I know your exceptional work will continue", he continued. "The President thanks him and his family for his great service to the country, and he will always be a member of the Trump Team", she said.
In an interview with CNN, Priebus said, "This is not like a situation where there's a lot of ill will feelings".
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The women, who face the death penalty if convicted, say they were duped into believing they were taking part in a reality TV show. Gooi said Hong asked Aisyah to do several more pranks at the Kuala Lumpur airport a few days before Kim was attacked.
Kelly released a statement on his departure from the department Friday evening, thanking "the tremendous men and women of DHS". "I can't think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God's blessings and great success", Priebus said.