Fri, July 29, 2017: Trump announces John Kelly as new Chief of Staff after Priebus resignation

Reince Priebus is out as White House chief of staff, after struggling for months to bring a sense of order to the West Wing or advance President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda. Trump announced in a tweet on Friday that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will replace him.

Two senior White House officials said Priebus had resigned on Thursday, but another senior West Wing aide said he was ousted from the position. Continue reading “Fri, July 29, 2017: Trump announces John Kelly as new Chief of Staff after Priebus resignation”

Fri, July 28, 2017: Trump promised to ‘destroy’ MS-13 gang

President Donald Trump traveled to Long Island Friday to discuss efforts to combat the violent MS-13 gang, telling law enforcement “don’t be too nice” and warning immigrant criminals he is seeking to deport them.

“Together we’re going to restore safety to our streets and peace to our communities and we’re going to destroy the vile, criminal cartel MS-13 and many other gangs,” Trump said.

Long Island has been particularly affected by the brutal street gang, with recent high-profile murders gripping the community there. Continue reading “Fri, July 28, 2017: Trump promised to ‘destroy’ MS-13 gang”

Fri, July 28, 2017: Trump addresses MS-13 issue in NY

11:00 am: Meets with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

11:40 am: Departs White House

1:05 pm: Arrives in Ronkonkoma, New York

1:40 pm: Gives remarks on MS-13 to Federal, State, and local law enforcement; Brentwood, New York

2:40 pm: Departs Ronkonkoma, New York

4:10 pm: Arrives White House