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Gen. John Kelly sworn in as White House chief of staff

On Monday morning, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly was sworn in as President Trump's second chief of staff. Kelly, who was previously serving as homeland security secretary, replaces the ousted Reince Priebus.

After Kelly's swearing-in ceremony, Trump told reporters that he has "no doubt" that Kelly will do a "spectacular job" in the role and praised Kelly's "record-shattering" tenure at the helm of the Department of Homeland Security. Trump reportedly hopes Kelly will impose military discipline on a chaotic and leaky White House, but because the general has no policy experience, the legislative duties of the job may fall more heavily on Vice President Mike Pence.

Watch Trump speak to reporters with Kelly by his side below. Kimberly Alters