White House Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus has quit or been fired depending on who you believe.
Priebus, who just over a month ago thanked Donald Trump "for the opportunity and the blessing you've given us to serve (his) agenda", announced his resignation after just six months. His departure marks that quickest of any Chief of Staff in presidential history.
Priebus rose to his position after serving as the chairman of the Republican National Committee during the 2016 presidential campaign. After his win Trump tapped the mild mannered chairman to serve in his administration.
It was an ill fitting match from the beginning.
After months of on-again, off-again rumors that he was on the chopping block, drawing heavy criticism for failing to staunch the flow of leaks and not delivering a sense of order to a chaotic White House Priebus was finally cut loose.
Trump tweeted out the news of Priebus' exit on Friday afternoon as they both rode home together on Air Force One from an event on Long Island...
That must have been an awkward ride home don't you think?
As for Priebus, he issued a statement Friday evening...
"It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this President and our country. I want to thank the President for giving me this very special opportunity. I will continue to serve as a strong supporter of the President's agenda and policies. I can't think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God's blessings and great success."
Priebus' replacement is retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly who had, up until today, been serving as Donald Trump’s secretary for homeland security. Kelly will be the third general to serve in the Trump administration after secretary of defense Marine Gen. James N. Mattis and the former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
PS - Scaramucci defeats Priebus in a flawless victory.