WASHINGTON (NBC News) – In Washington, it’s his first full day on the job – President Trump’s new chief of staff. “He will do (a) spectacular job I have no doubt,” said President Donald Trump.
Retired General John Kelly now in charge at the White House. “General Kelly has full authority to operate within the White House and all staff will report to him,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Everyone – including the president’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, his son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner – even his daughter Ivanka, and eventually, a new communications director.
Anthony Scaramucci pushed out, sources tell us – after a profane tirade that the white house says the president found “inappropriate.” “Removing Anthony Scaramoucci I think demonstrates candidly and forcefully to everyone that the Chief of Staff means business,” said Former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card
That business includes managing a response to Russia kicking out hundreds of diplomatic staff
And North Korea’s long-range missile tests. Now potentially threatening the U.S. mainland. “We’ll handle North Korea. We’ll handle North Korea. It will be handled,” said President Donald Trump
The new chief of staff’s job: managing crisis. “They haven’t really had to face a crisis like a Hurricane Katrina or Deepwater Horizon,” said Former Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu
North Korea keeps pushing. President Trump now has a new chief to help him push back.
The White House Press Secretary says the rest of the president’s senior staff plans to remain.