Trump Tells Reporters: John Kelly Is Out By Year’s End

Vox reports:

John Kelly will depart as White House chief of staff near the end of this year, President Trump told reporters Saturday. The president said he would announce Kelly’s replacement in the next few days.

Kelly’s exit comes after several months of relative personnel stability in an infamously tumultuous White House. But with the midterm elections now over and Democrats having won control of the House of Representatives, Trump concluded that now was the time for a shakeup he’s long wanted.

For many months now, the relationship between Kelly and Trump had reportedly been deteriorating, and his departure has long been rumored to be imminent.