President Trump replaced his beleaguered White House chief of staff Reince Priebus earlier today with his secretary of homeland security and four-star Marine general John Kelly, an extraordinary move that ends a conflict-filled six-month tenure.
The president was his own spokesman today, making the announcement via his Twitter account just after landing on Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington DC.
I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
Here’s when the broadcast and cable networks delivered the news:
- ABC News: George Stephanopoulos delivered a special report at 4:51 p.m. ET.
- CBS News: Anthony Mason delivered a special report at 5:02 p.m. ET
- NBC News: Lester Holt delivered a special report at 5 p.m. ET
- Bloomberg TV: Scarlett Fu announced the news at 4:51 p.m. ET
- CNN: Jake Tapper announced the news at 4:52 p.m. ET.
- Fox News: Neil Cavuto announced the news at 4:55 p.m. ET.
- MSNBC: Nicolle Wallace announced the news at 4:51 p.m. ET.