President Trump confirmed Saturday that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will step-down by the end of the year, reports Fox News.
“John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year, we will be announcing who will be taking John’s place, it might be on an interim basis, I’ll be announcing that over the next day or two,” said the President.
“I appreciate his service very much,” he added.
At the South Lawn on Saturday, Trump said he’ll announce Kelly’s replacement in the next day or so.
Kelly, a retired Marine general, has been the president’s top aide since July 2017 and has had a rocky tenure. https://t.co/AZDLAJx3qJ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 8, 2018
“Kelly, who previously served as Department of Homeland Security secretary, was widely reported to have been considering leaving his post. Trump had previously said Kelly would stay until 2020. The announcement comes amid a wider shakeup of staff by President Trump. On Friday, he announced that he had picked William Barr for attorney general and Heather Nauert for U.N. ambassador,” writes Fox.
This is a developing story.