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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