President Trumphas been making some pretty significantannouncements on Twitter this past week. Today, at around 5 p.m. ET, hemade his latest: Trumpreportedly fired Reince Priebus. And, he’s alreadynamedJohn F. Kelly as thenew White House Chief of Staff.
Elite Daily has reached out to the White House for comment but did not hear back at the time of publication.
This announcement comes just a day afterRyan Lizza published a phone conversation he had withCommunications DirectorAnthony Scaramucciin which Scaramucci aggressively bashed many of his White House colleagues. Among the various colorful comments that he made, Scaramucci calledPriebus a f*cking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac. Lizza published the piece and it quickly went viral. Scaramucci reportedlythought that his comments wereoff the record, though Lizza claims that Scaramucci knew they were on the record.
(Ifyou haven’t been able to read thefullpiece inall its Scaramucci/Priebus glory, I highly recommend you do. This will definitelynot be thelast of thisWhite House drama.)
After Lizza’sphone conversation ended, Scaramucci posteda tweet claiming thatPriebus was leaking financial information about him. That tweet also quickly went viral, but has sincebeen deleted.
However, the financial disclosure informationthat Scaramucci thinks Priebus leakedis actually a public document, as NPR pointed out. The reporter fromwho obtained the documentsaid she retrievedit via a legal request to the government.
Still, it looks like Priebus has been fired. Perhapsvia a tweet. (Can someone please delete Twitter from Trump’s iPad mini?) (I feel like he definitely has an iPad mini.)
Naturally, Twitter found this move extremely savage, and there were plenty of hilarious reactions to it.
Seriously WHATis even happening in the White House rn?