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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to step down by the end of the year

Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave the White House at the end of the year, President Trump announced Saturday. "John Kelly will be leaving — I don't know if I can say 'retiring.' But he's a great guy," Trump told reporters. "John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year." A retired four-star general, Kelly was reportedly hired last year to bring order to a chaotic White House, but quickly found himself stymied by a freewheeling president who reportedly resented his constraints. Kelly's departure has been anticipated for months, and Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's 36-year-old chief of staff, is rumored to be the frontrunner to replace him.

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