President Donald Trump Announces General Kelly is Leaving Chief of Staff Position
As President Trump prepared to leave for the Army Navy Football Game on Saturday, he announced that General John Kelly was leaving his Chief of Staff position and that a replacement would be announced in the near future.
Nick Ayers, who currently serves as Vice President Pence’s chief of staff, is widely expected to be Kelly’s replacement.
President Trump told reporters that he would announce the new chief of staff in the “next day or two” and noted that General John Kelly has been with him for almost two years. General Kelly has served as the White House chief of staff since July 2017, although before that position, he was President Trump’s homeland security secretary, confirmed the day President Trump was inaugurated.
“John Kelly will be leaving — I don’t know if I can say ‘retiring.’ But, he’s a great guy,” President Trump said on the South Lawn of the White House. “John Kelly will be leaving toward the end of the year, at the end of the year.”