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>> He will do a spectacular job, I have no doubt, as Chief of Staff.>> On his first day on the job, John Kelly proving there's a new sheriff in town at the White House, Monday. Successfully pushing President Trump to remove White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, after only ten days on the job.
Ayesha Rascoe covers the White House for Reuters.>> That's a huge, kind of coup for General Kelly. It shows that he's coming in and he means business. And it could show that John Kelly's gonna assert a lot more power than maybe Reince Priebus did in his previous role.
>> Kelly spent the last six months leading the US Department Of Homeland Security. At DHS, Kelly has been at the forefront, of Trump's efforts to crackdown on illegal immigration and plans to build a wall along the border with Mexico. The former Marine General moving into the West Wing to fill the office recently vacated by former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, fired on Friday.
A move expected to bring a measure of discipline to an administration plagued by in-fighting. One big change, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying all White House staff, from Steve Bannon to Kellyanne Conway to even Trump's daughter Ivanka, now answer to Kelly.>> General Kelly has the full authority to carry out business as he sees fit.
>> Kelly has plenty on his plate. He steps in as there's tension between Trump and several of his top cabinet members. Most notably Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but also Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. He faces fallout from the failure of the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare and the world is on alert due to yet another missile test in North Korea.
>> We'll handle North Korea.>> With the temperature rising overseas and a major tax overhaul up next on Capitol Hill, it will be up to Kelly to help Trump rise above all this and get some much needed wins.