U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly speaks during a joint statement with Mexico's Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, not seen, in Mexico City Friday, July 7, 2017. Kelly arrived to Mexico on Wednesday and met with President Enrique Pena Nieto before the Mexican leader departed for France ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Germany. Late Thursday Kelly accompanied military leaders to the southern state of Guerrero, one of the country's primary opium-producing states.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

BREAKING: General John Kelly to be Chief of Staff. Priebus Out

The President has terminated Reince Priebus and replaced him with General John Kelly, who is currently serving as Secretary of Homeland Security. That will now open back up Homeland Security.

Priebus’s departure has been a long time coming. White House staffers were telling me months ago the President was trying to push him out. The latest feud with Scaramucci helped seal his fate.

Kelly is a Marine and, if the President will let him actually be Chief, should be competent at the core functions of the job.

Interestingly, the President tweeted out his appointment from Air Force One while on the ground at Andrews Air Force Base. Reince Priebus had just walked off the plane.

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