But the swipe at the news media on which the president so often trains his ire showed how much Kelly has become a kindred spirit to his boss, who announced Friday he was tapping the DHS secretary for White House chief of staff.
Reince Priebus had been accused of being ineffective, and orchestrating leaks against the President's new communications chief, Anthony Scaramucci.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after firing Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and naming Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly as his new Chief of Staff, Friday, July 28, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Scaramucci tagged Priebus in the tweet, but he later denied that he was identifying Priebus as the source.
Trump also thanked Priebus for his service and said he was proud of him.
As the sitting president, Trump largely sets the direction of the Republican Party.
An Obama administration appointee, Yates became a household name in January when she was sacked, ostensibly, for refusing to implement the first iteration of Trump's ban on travelers from a number of Muslim-majority countries.
Shortly before the president deplaned, Priebus' black SUV pulled away, leaving the rest of the motorcade, including the president's vehicle, in the distance. The White House's attacks on gay rights.
Priebus said in a statement that it was one of the greatest honours of his life to serve the United States president and the country. That brought Trump and Priebus close, but it was never a natural fit - the mild-mannered, careful former Wisconsin Republican Party leader with the Midwestern accent, once critically described as the "nebbish's nebbish", and the flashy, cavalier NY billionaire. "I can't think of a better person than Gen John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God's blessings and great success".
Priebus' already tense relationship with Scaramucci took a darker turn over the past two days when the communications chief suggested in a late-night tweet that Priebus was one of the "leakers" that Trump has railed against. The president eventually emerged, umbrella in hand, and delivered a brief statement on the runway as driving rain poured.
Two militants killed in Pulwama gunfight According to the police sources, the two victims were identified as Irfan Sheikh and Abid. "The operation is on", said the police. Internet services snapped in Pulwama district after two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists were gunned down in Tahab area.
The Dangers of the Senate Health Care Vote The debate taking place over national health care today may be the single most important policy affecting our generation. The Senate Majority Leader wrote a ridiculous eight-page health care bill yesterday afternoon.
Since Inauguration Day, the Trump White House has lost a chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, national security adviser, Federal Bureau of Investigation director, communications director and press secretary, director office of government ethics, acting attorney general and special assistant to the president in charge of surrogate operations.
In his own statement about the news, Kelly simply said he was honored to serve. When Scaramucci joined the White House staff last week, it became clear that he would have some of the responsibilities and access normally designated only to the chief of staff. Scaramucci, in his first White House press briefing, said he would report to the president directly, rather than to Priebus, and said he had the authority to fire people. He also pledged to continue to support Trump's agenda.
Despite lauding Priebus in his first appearance in the White House briefing room, Scaramucci days later revealed simmering tensions with the then-chief of staff. Reporters had noticed no sign of stress from Priebus during the day.
A staff shakeup would cap a chaotic week for Trump, who passed the six-month point of his presidency without a major legislative win and with his approval rating at historic lows.
Scaramucci then wrote another tweet, which featured a screengrab of a news story with the headline, "Scaramucci appears to want Priebus investigated by FBI".
The president had considered others for the job, including political operatives David Urban and Wayne Berman.
Priebus has suffered from a lack of public defenders, at least at the White House. Those orders have been stripped down by courts pending a Supreme Court review this fall. Yet, just days after taking office, Kelly had to lead the agency as it dealt with the chaos and confusion that ensued at airports in the US and around the world. John McCain who cast the decisive vote early Friday morning, joining Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins in voting against the "skinny repeal" measure which would have kept the GOP's hopes alive.
I wonder if Mooch, hoping/expecting that he'd succeed his nemesis Priebus, is angry that now he'll be answering to a general. Asked what he meant by including Priebus, Scaramucci said, "If Reince wants to explain he's not the leaker, he can do that".
He predicted that the PML-N under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif would emerge an absolute victor in the next general elections. The high court ruled that Sharif had been dishonest to Parliament and to the judicial system and was no longer fit for office.
Trump tweeted: "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff". That this did not work well was evident, but to only blame them and Congressional Republicans, as Trump has done, is wrong.
Following his death , his final social post to Instagram has emerged, in which he talks about embracing life as much as possible. Former Diversity dancer and Britain's Got Talent victor Robert Anker has reportedly been killed in a auto crash in Canada .
However, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Ibrahim Njodi, said the army only rescued five dead bodies while four staff were still missing. A female suicide bomber was said to have hit an Internally Displaced Persons camp in the area, leading to the death and injuries.
The shock was even more intense because Nitish Kumar chose to ally with the BJP rather than effect a compromise with Lalu Yadav. Now, Nitish Kumar's floor-crossing will convince the BJP that the Hindi heartland is firmly in its grip.
Hlafback Ross Cronje, hooker Malcolm Marx, centre Harold Vorster, flank Kwagga Smith and flyhalf Elton Jantjies all scored tries. That triggered the beginning of the end for the visitors who slowly fell apart in the second half.
Behind E-Rod, John Farrell used Fernando Abad , Blaine Boyer , Robby Scott , Heath Hembree , Craig Kimbrel , and Matt Barnes . Kansas City scored four in the fourth, the big blow a three-run Lorenzo Cain home run that wrapped around the Pesky Pole.
Cormier is the second-best light heavyweight in the world and one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the sport today. All he has to do is beat Oezdemir and he'll get his shot at Cormier or Jones. "This is my era", Cormier said this week.
Palace: Ozamiz raid part of intensified campaign vs drugs
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Trump calls for 51-vote majority but math is off
The House bill and Senate's original legislation would ease the ability of states to waive several of these provisions. John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME voted with Democrats to defeat the measure.
Several injured in gun shooting in south Germany
A police officer was also injured in the gunfight outside the music venue in the southern German city of Konstanz. Police said in a statement that special commando forces have been deployed to the city as a precaution.
7-month-old boy found dead in hot auto
Police believe the family may have been returning from work, parked their vehicle , and possibly forgot the baby was still inside. For the second time in two days, a child left alone in a hot auto has died in Phoenix, the city's Fire Department said Saturday.
Trump's ex-campaign chief meets Senate investigators
That gathering was described to Donald Trump Jr .in emails as part of a Russian government effort to aid the Trump campaign. Manafort had been invited to testify at Wednesday's hearing but he did not appear.
Top Republican drafting bill to protect special counsel
Moreover, there is no history of special counsels being appointed and applauded by the press, who went home without taking scalps. Yet, Donald Trump has taken to what is known as "Tweet-Shaming" Sessions just about every day on Twitter.
Rihanna Meets with French President Emmanuel Macron!
She didn't reveal whether Macron had made a pledge to her fund, but said she was "so inspired and impressed" with his leadership. The " Diamonds " singer also joined hands with fashion house Dior to facilitate millions of kids who are not now in schools.