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Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year's end

08 December 2018, 09:09 | Glen Norman

Trump announces John Kelly is leaving

Trump announces John Kelly is leaving

President Donald Trump says chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year.

Trump did not immediately name Kelly's replacement but said he planned to "in the next day or so".

But the story line of Kelly's departure has been protracted for so many months that White House aides often now just shrug.

"He's a great guy", the president said.

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The West Wing shake-up comes as Trump is anticipating the challenge of governing after Democrats take control of the House in January, and as he gears up for his re-election campaign in 2020.

Trump had nothing but praise for the two new Cabinet members who he announced Friday he would nominate. Kelly's replacement is expected to have a ripple effect throughout the administration.

Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers has reportedly been angling for the job and is seen as the leading candidate. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

News of the latest staffing changes come as the president named William Barr as his new Attorney General. We'll be announcing who will be taking John's place ...

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The report was published shortly after the outlet revealed that Kelly is likely to be ousted from the White House in the coming days and that he's no longer talking to President Donald Trump. Axios and CNN reported earlier that White House officials expect Kelly to resign soon. But Ayers has also faced some resistance. "That is what the president needs by his side over the next two years", Schwartz claimed it wouldn't make any difference.

Trump and Kelly's relationship has been strained for months - with Kelly on the verge of resignation and Trump almost firing him several times. But each time the two have decided to make amends, even as Kelly's influence has waned.

Ayers, 36, is considered more politically attuned than Kelly, a retired general who is 68. Trump has chafed at Kelly's management style and resisted some of his moves to instill discipline in the West Wing and contain chaos.

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