Evening Briefing: Priebus is Out, as The White House Bloodbath Continues
Reince Priebus is out.
I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
"I resigned privately yesterday," Reince Priebus tells me.— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) July 28, 2017
But also this:
White House staff found out the same way we all did: Twitter— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) July 28, 2017
My guess is that Reince is lying, because also this:
LOOOOOOOOOOOL I haven't seen this nugget from my friend confirmed but it sounds about right pic.twitter.com/uxslyyBB5g— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) July 28, 2017
Don’t believe for a second that Reince didn’t find out five minutes before Trump tweeted it.
Reince Priebus was the shortest-serving White House chief of staff in American history, edging out Ken Duberstein.— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 28, 2017
Meanwhile, Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, is in:
I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
…and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
Kelly is a son of a bitch. He’s a General and the former commander of the U.S. Southern Command, and my guess is, he’ll hate Anthony Scaramucci within a week, and Trump will hate him within two weeks.
Trump seems to have literally typed out tweets firing Reince & announcing Kelly as CoS from AF1 doorway on live TV. https://t.co/mPhig3b4Ts— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) July 28, 2017
Reminder of the carnage, so far:
Just over six months in:— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) July 28, 2017
In case you missed it, in a chilling speech earlier today, our goddamn President encouraged the police to use violence.
Here's the president of the United States encouraging police officers to be rough with people they arrest pic.twitter.com/iLzoUEY89e— David Mack (@davidmackau) July 28, 2017
We’ll have more on this when it’s not a goddamn Friday evening. But I will leave you with my favorite news of the day: