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Trump Chief Of Staff Priebus Is Out — In Biggest White House Staff Shake-Up Yet

The former Republican National Committee chairman, a mild-mannered Wisconsinite, was never a natural fit with the flashy billionaire president. His exit signals a new chapter in the Trump presidency.
Reince Priebus, seen in June, is out as President Trump's chief of staff. He will be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Images

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He rose from relative state-party obscurity and reached an unlikely pinnacle as the man responsible for the agenda of the president of the United States.

Now, Reince Priebus is out of that job as White House chief of staff in the most significant shake-up of the rocky Trump presidency.

President Trump announced on Twitter on Friday that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has been named to replace Priebus, who says he resigned Thursday.

Priebus issued a statement Friday evening:

"It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this President and our

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