Trump loses more vital White House personnel

The announcement was made via Twitter.

President Donald Trump may remain silent on social media about the North Korean missile test, but that doesn’t mean he’ll stop using Twitter for less important announcements – for example, like the sacking of the White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Priebus was reportedly pressured to resign on Thursday after the new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, went on the offensive, telling a reporter that “Reince is a f***ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac”.

Scaramucci also threatened to “eliminate everyone in the comms team” and start over when details of a dinner with Trump were reportedly leaked by Priebus.

Scaramucci’s “wild”, expletive-filled rants have not had a positive reception, but the communications director doesn’t seem to be bothered by it.

“I sometimes use colorful language,” he wrote in a tweet. “I will refrain in this arena but not give up the passionate fight for [the president’s] agenda.”

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Despite Scaramucci’s assertions that Priebus was unfit for his duties, the president thanked Priebus “for his service and dedication to his country” in a tweet.

“We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!”

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John F Kelly has been named as the replacement for Priebus. Kelly, a four-star US Marine Corps general, was previously employed as the secretary of homeland security before retiring last year.

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Considering the allegations against Priebus, it’s unsurprising that such a strict figure has been drafted to replace him.

Priebus isn’t the first important White House staff member to leave Trump’s employ in the first six months of his term; press secretary Sean Spicer resigned last week, Mike Dubke resigned as communications director three months ago, and Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser in February.

What do you think of this replacement? Is it a step in the right direction or just more proof that the White House is in bad shape?