Former White House Chief of Staff says he resigned

Reince Priebus
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KSNT) – Outgoing White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says that he formally resigned from his job after it became clear the president wanted to go in a different direction.

Priebus said that he resigned on Thursday. President Donald Trump announced the staff shakeup in a Friday tweet.

Trump has picked Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his new chief of staff.

Priebus says he supports the president and that he’s “doing great” personally.

Priebus says he intends to continue working at the White House for a couple of weeks to ease the transition of his replacement.

Priebus calls Kelly a “brilliant pick” and says he himself remains a Trump fan.

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