Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, is now secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will assume the chief of staff post on Monday. "General John Kelly is one of the true stars of the Administration".
Priebus, the former Republican National Committee head, has been a frequent target of rumors about his job security amid infighting and confusion within the White House and a long whisper campaign by Trump allies.
Trump had lost confidence in Priebus, privately questioning his competence after major legislative items failed to pass the US Congress, a Trump confidant said. "Priebus will go down in history as one of the most important RNC chairs in the 163 year history of the GOP".
After all the build up that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus might be on his way out, it finally was announced Friday evening, but Priebus apparently resigned quietly Thursday. "He is a Great American".
"Reince is a good man. John Kelly will do a fantastic job". Sanders told reporters that Trump began the process of appointing a new chief of staff some two weeks back. Trump thanked him for his service and "dedication to his country". "I was wrong. You accomplish great things everyday defending our nation and I know your exceptional work will continue". Trump also tweeted his thanks to Priebus.
On Friday afternoon, during a speech in Long Island, N.Y., Trump gave what now seem like foreshadowing remarks. Making for a tense flight, his rival, Anthony Scaramucci, the communications director who had publicly vowed to force Mr. Priebus's resignation, was also on the plane and in the motorcade.
One outside Trump adviser said that the president is drawn to the discipline that Kelly and his other advisers who are former military officers bring to their roles.
The Post's story came hours after The New Yorker published Scaramucci's expletive-laden interview with reporter Ryan Lizza.
Trump has shown an affinity for generals in his administration.
Embattled Trump replaces chief of staff
Priebus said in a statement that it was one of the greatest honours of his life to serve the U.S. president and the country. But that said, we have a sacred mission to protect the country and I'm proud of these people, and we'll protect them ".
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Ryan says Priebus "left it all out on the field" for the party and the country and he could not be more proud to call Priebus a "dear friend".
"I congratulate Secretary Kelly on his appointment, and look forward to working with him to advance our agenda", he said.
Trump announced the switch on Twitter after a trip to NY, on which he was accompanied by Priebus.
Priebus summoned into the Oval to take care of the situation.
Shortly before the president deplaned, Priebus' black SUV pulled away, leaving the rest of the motorcade, including the president's vehicle, in the distance.
Trump, a real estate mogul with no prior political experience, surprised financial markets and pollsters when he defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election.
In 2012, Trump, taking to Twitter, criticized President Barack Obama for his "3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years".
Yet Priebus was overruled, and Scaramucci was not only hired, but allowed to report directly to Trump - not the White House chief of staff.
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., tweeted that Priebus "did a good job as chief of staff". The ban, which was allowed to go into limited effect by the Supreme Court in June, was later reduced to six countries. Yet, just days after taking office, he had to lead the agency as it dealt with the chaos and confusion that ensued at airports in the USA and around the world.