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Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus

US President Donald Trump has named General John Kelly, who currently heads the Department of Homeland Security, as his next chief of staff.

The announcement, made over Twitter on Friday afternoon, effectively removed Reince Priebus from the role.

The embattled former chief of staff had faced pressure since being named as a possible leaker by Mr Trump’s newly appointed director of communication.

Mr Kelly is a retired general who has become the face of border security.

In a series of tweets just before 17:00 local time (22:00 GMT), Mr Trump praised the former Marine Corp general as a “great American”, and a “great leader”.

“John has done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my administration,” said the president.

Source: world bbc

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