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John Kelly Out As White House Chief of Staff

“John Kelly will be leaving. I don’t know if I can say retiring but he’s a great guy,” Trump said.

By NTK Staff | 12.09.2018 @10:35am

President Trump announced that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will be leaving the administration by the end of the year on Saturday.

A reporter asked Trump whether Kelly still had a job before the president was to take off to attend the Army vs. Navy football game.

“John Kelly will be leaving. I don’t know if I can say retiring, but he’s a great guy,” Trump said. “John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year. We’ll be announcing who will be taking John’s place. It might be on an interim basis. I’ll be announcing that over the next day or two, but John will be leaving at the end of the year.”

“I appreciate his service very much,” Trump added.

This announcement followed reports that Kelly and Trump had stopped speaking to each other following the 2018 midterm election defeat that Republicans suffered.

It is rumored that Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Nick Ayers will take over.

Ayers, who is 36, is a well known verteran Republican political operative and is seen as someone who will be able to help Trump navigate his upcoming reelection campaign.

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