The news, as with so much from Trump, came via Twitter just before 5 pm on the East Coast.
"That which is weird is getting weirder at the White House", Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., said after the meeting. I'll get to the person who leaked that to you. Ted Cruz in the 2016 GOP primary but ultimately supported Trump, also lambasted Scaramucci on the website of his organization, the Family Leader.
Trump replaced Priebus on Friday with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, an explosive move that ends a turbulent six-month tenure. Bush's administration unwilling to work for a president they regard as unqualified or blackballed due to their opposition to Mr. Trump's candidacy a year ago, Mr. Priebus staffed the West Wing with an assortment of Republican veterans and some of his core staff at the R.N.C., including his former deputy, Katie Walsh.
He also compared his relationship with Priebus to biblical brothers Cain and Abel, though he did not specify which of them in his Biblical metaphor represented the brother who killed the other.
"I thank him for his service and wish him the best of luck going forward", Johnson said.
"I think bringing in a fresh face, I think bringing in fresh people, is a good thing", he said.
His Department of Homeland Security is responsible for enforcing border security and has taken a tough line on immigrants inside the United States. But he was wrong, he said.
The chief of staff's dramatic fight with new communications director Anthony Scaramucci - in which Trump clearly took Scaramucci's side - only escalated the sense that Priebus may soon be gone.
"Reince is. a paranoiac", Scaramucci told The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. Some lawmakers pointed to the change as another sign of a chaotic White House.
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Ryan, in a statement, said Priebus "has left it all out on the field, for our party and our country".
The shakeup was announced shortly after Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews, returning from a speech in Long Island, NY.
As word spread about Priebus' dismissal, some reporters got up close to Priebus' auto. Trump also did not defend Bannon.
Mr Scaramucci appeared to accuse the president's chief of staff, Mr Preibus, of leaking to the media.
From day one, Priebus' power has been limited compared with past officials with his title.
In a separate tweet, Trump said he thanked Priebus "for his service and dedication to his country". But there were signs that Priebus was, at times, out of the loop, like when Trump made a decision to hire Scaramucci.
Asked during Thursday's White House press briefing whether the president still had confidence in his chief of staff, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders replied: "We all serve at the pleasure of the president".
One of the final establishment Republicans in the White House, he was a frequent target of barbs from Trump over not being an early backer of the celebrity businessman's candidacy. Those orders have been stripped down by courts pending a Supreme Court review this fall. "As for John Kelly, I know he's going to be great".
Federal Bureau of Information director who had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation to influence the election outcome, was sacked by Trump in May.
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