John Kelly Sworn In To Replace Reince Priebus

ABC News reports:

There’s a new chief of staff in town. Retired Gen. John Kelly was sworn in today as President Trump’s most senior staffer in the White House. Trump replaced Reince Priebus with Kelly last Friday. Kelly had left his post as secretary of homeland security to assume his new White House role.

“He will do a spectacular job, I have no doubt, as chief of staff,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office today after Kelly’s swearing-in ceremony at the White House. “What he’s done in terms of homeland security is record shattering.”

He added, “I want to congratulate you on having done a fantastic job, general, and we look forward to – if it’s possible – an even better job as chief of staff.” Kelly, 67, is a retired Marine four-star general and former head of U.S. Southern Command.

  • Todd20036

    Whatever. Same shit, different mouth.

    • KCMC

      Isn’t this significant in that Rinse was only R party old guard in the room?

      • Prost Seattle

        I think the fact the Republican Party doesn’t have a member in the White House quite significant. My thoughts are the dismantling of the political right is underway, but like a star, it implodes with significant damage.

        • mpatreyu

          Except for Pence

      • jerry

        That, and Trump’s new mini-me the Mooch, will still be reporting directly to Trump and not going through the chief of staff…which is a recipe for chaos and disaster.

  • Christopher

    A non-politician who’s now in one of the most political jobs in D.C.

    Methinks this might backfire on Cheetolini. The Shitshow will continue.

    • Tawreos

      As intended

      • Butch

        What do you think? Three months? Six? Am I being generous? A general in that position won’t work out.

        • David L. Caster

          Nobody will work unless they can change Trump’s ideas of governing and management.

    • Uncle Mark

      An ordered and disciplined military officer in charge of the pro-chaos Drumpf regime. Clearly, Cheeto thinks that this guy will somehow figure out where the incessant leaks are coming from without realizing that a toxic work environment creates it own leaks all over the place, and that Cheetolini breeds chaos.

      Furthermore, Drumpf gives everyone direct access to him without having to go through the Chief of Staff, like a normal administration does. I’m sure this gives Twitler the illusion that he is on top of everything, which devalues the role of the Chief of Staff. It makes me wonder how long the retired general is going to put up with that.

      Lastly, moving Kelly out of Homeland Security leaves a vacancy that the Orange Shitgibbon is now offering Sessions…in his desperate attempt to replace Sessions with a new AG, who can fire Mueller.

      This is a definitely a 3-ring shit show

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    • Prost Seattle

      Shit rolls downhill. A *** Marine General can demand discipline, but not from the president. I believe this move is what we refer to as ‘career ending.’

  • Tawreos

    Now we wait to find out how many times he met with the Russians

  • bkmn

    A crazed retired general as COS, what could go wrong?

  • Boreal
  • Michael R

    First clue you are not competent :

    You are will to work for an idiot .

  • thom

    Why does a COS have to be sworn in? That seems weird

    • bkmn

      Loyalty oath to Don the Con.

    • Friday

      They actually have a fair amount of authority over various public servants etc.

    • The_Wretched

      I tried to google how normal that was and was stymied. Being ‘sworn in’ is the usage everyone is parroting. Appearently, even Pence’s CoS is sworn in too.

  • Boreal
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    • OdieDenCO

      the truth and equality road kill, I assume, was cropped out of the picture due to it’s graphic nature.

  • Boreal
    • Todd20036

      Oh yeah. Great image for a Monday morning.

    • Prost Seattle

      Wow, he superimposed himself over Ivanka.

  • RemusL

    Ever notice that 45 never speaks in anything but hyperbole? Spectacular, record-shattering, fantastic.

    • Smokey

      So do infomercial hosts.

      • Steverino

        In other words, con artists.

        • Smokey

          I would have said snake oil salesmen but then I would have revealed my age.

      • Prost Seattle

        WAIT A MINUTE! You mean my ShamWow isn’t the greatest thing?

        • glass

          They grow them on trump’s head. Hence the “sham” label. 🙂

        • Beagle

          Depends on what you expect it to be “greatest” at.

    • Jeffrey

      Because his audience enjoys the subtlety of a tractor pull.

    • Uncle Mark

      Drumpf is a salesman/con-artist. They don’t deal in details. Keep in mind that the audience he’s playing to only rates things from Great to good to bad to Hitler. They don’t want to be bored with the details. If it can’t fit on a bumper sticker, they can’t be bothered.

      Plus, given Cheetolini’s mental acuity, he may not really be able to recall or quantify details well, himself…and the details can be quantified, researched, and disputed. (For example: Remember when Donnie Two-Scoops first started talking about his interpretation of his healthcare bill? Once he got past the superlatives, he actually provided some details about it. It was going to be cheaper, everyone was going to be able to afford it, no pre-existing conditions, you can keep your doctor. It will be better than the ACA….and then when the House bill came out, it didn’t resemble anything that the Liar ‘N Chief said it would…and the media beat him up on those details.)

  • thom

    Ot// Jill Stein was on MSNBC this morning. (No idea why) she’s batshit crazy.
    I think i have even less respect for people who voted for her than people who voted for Trump.

    I mean, its really close, but somehow I’m angrier at Stein voters

    • The_Wretched

      The Russian troll talking points & DNC talking points and meme have done their job then. She’s a loon and supports a number of irrationalisms. She also supports a number of basic, low hanging fruit, right points on government. They have her on for the same reasons they have on KellyAnne. Her political support is trivial overall and her voters weren’t going to vote for Hillary or Donny in any event.

  • Rex

    He will do a spectacular job – hasn’t Trump said this about everyone he’s fired? Um, I mean, hired?

    • Mikey

      what a difference one single letter can make.

  • bambinoitaliano
  • Rex

    I pledge allegiance to Donald Trump, and to the shitshow for which he stands. One asshole, under investigation, with corruption and collusion for all.

  • canoebum

    When will this fucking nightmare end? I get sick every time I see his hateful mug. Won’t someone please lock up this criminal? The very idea of having to live in a country that elected this piece of human garbage makes me physically ill. The idiocy of his supporters is appalling.

    • David L. Caster

      The groundwork for the arrival of trump has been in development for decades.

  • Sam_Handwich

    what can one say, but covfefe?

  • Bob Conti

    I’m sorry, but what has he done that’s so freakin’ earth shattering at DHS?

    • Sam_Handwich

      roundin up brown people

      • Bob Conti

        Oh, of course. Silly me.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, this guy has experience at getting people to “operate through the chain of command,” which, in part, is what this job requires (and what went really, really wrong with Reince). On the other hand, I’d hate to see his competency make this administration look more competent than it really is. Ultimately, he won’t be able to control tRump, because he can’t control himself.

    • Boreal

      The infighting and chaos will continue. No clear chain of command was established early on in this administration. Kelly will be fighting Bannon, Conway, Jared and Ivanka and Scarmucci. I expect Kelly will resign in a few months………..to spend more time with his family.

  • Rex

    Good luck Mr. Kelly with trying to reign in Trump. You can’t corral crazy.

    • Gigi

      He’d have better luck trying to corral a herd of cats.

  • Gigi

    Right wing “news” merchants are upset that the NYT and others aren’t slamming Kelly like they did Preibus. Apparently that’s not allowed.

  • Christopher

    Remember General, for everything else, there’s this remarkable invention…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/92a2c7c1452e6f8383e2180c80497f433c8124249e85e0cbd5ddbffc32591a4e.jpg

  • JT

    Did he swear to protect and defend the Constitution? If so, then arrest him right now.

  • Treant

    This should go well.

    For maybe 2 months.

  • The New Paige Turner™

    Narcissists thrive on chaos whist at the same time saying they don’t want it. It’s like a drug to them.

    Trump says that he wants this all settled down but because his personality is so disordered he couldn’t handle the calm that would bring. He would make then create more chaos just to maintain homeostasis for him and chaos for everyone else.

    This is one reason why Trump hates “No drama Obama” so much. Obama is everything that he is not.

    Kelly will not last long in this shit show. 3-6 months tops.

    Sessions is next. Then Meuller. The Tillerson.

  • Jeffrey

    Trump uses and tosses people. Reince was his last direct link to the Republican Party so now he’ll just be there with Steve Bannon, who has proposed a 44% tax on the wealthy…which will not go over well with repubs. That combined with Russian retaliation, no healthcare repeal and no tax break for the rich. Looks like he doesn’t have a friend in the world except for… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ee85111294d1bb3bf7192b7ab19dbdd84efedc84d73bfe060b13d59378f938b.jpg

    • BobSF_94117

      Oh, please. Bannon’s “tax proposal” was just another meaningless distraction.

    • Treant

      There’s nothing wrong with having the smell of ass on your fingers.

      …is there?

      • Jeffrey

        Only if it’s Trump’s.

        • Jeffg166

          It’s real cheesy.

      • justme

        It’s not his fingers!!!
        breath mint please

  • Mike in Texas

    Is there a pool for his firing date?

    • Treant

      I already have September 30th.

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m thinking the general will quit long before getting shit-canned.

    • Dagoril

      I’ll give him until Friday for his first major outrageous event. If he’s at all competent, he’ll be out before Labor Day.

  • The_Wretched

    Trump is a chaos agent. Kelly might get the rest of the WH in line but without Trump being on board, it’s semi-pointless.

  • bcarter3

    “John Kelly Sworn In ”

    I assume Scaramucci did most of the swearing.

  • justme

    The new baby sitter has arrived!!!
    Daddy Day Care..

  • Jeffg166

    He better get his diazepam refilled.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I’m surprised that job needs a swearing in ceremony. What does John Kelly swear to do, so help him God?

  • mpatreyu

    Trump is going to ruin him. Would’ve thought he would no better

  • boatboy_srq

    On the bright side, that’s one fewer racist bigots over at DHS rounding up Those Other People or giving them hard times when they fly. Not that it makes much difference, or is likely to last.

    lord Dampnut’s cabinet picks seem to have the longevity of Murphy Brown’s secretaries.

  • JWC

    The only way this will work is if Donny allows Kelly do do his job . Kelly requires discipline Donny is the epitome of discipline….NOT

  • Kevin Perez

    Since The Mooch hasn’t been fired yet, Kelly has already failed.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Record-shattering, huh? I wonder if he’ll shatter Priebus’ record.

  • justme

    must have gotten too close to all the illegals at tRump manor..

  • Ken M

    So now he likes veterans? Shattering Homeland Security? Going to assume that was a good thing.

  • Halou

    “What he’s done in terms of homeland security is record shattering.”
    Getting into a tiff with the European Union that put visa-free travel across the Atlantic in jeopardy? Good job.

  • FelineMama

    “He will do a spectacular job”, “(IF he knows his place, is loyal to HIS prezdint & doesn’t tell ME what to do or NOT to do)”