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Trump cabinet meets after reshuffle

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 01:12

Trump’s cabinet meets for the first time since Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was replaced by former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Trump convened his cabinet meeting on Monday after a reshuffle that saw embattled Chief of Staff Reince Priebus pushed out and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly appointed to replace him. "I predict that General Kelly will go down in terms of the position of Chief of Staff, one of the great ever. We're going to have a good time but much more importantly we're going to work hard and we're going to make America great again," Trump told reporters. The retired Marine Corps general takes up his post amid calls by Republicans for him to rein in the chaos within the White House. In his first six months in office, Trump has upended White House convention with a loose decision-making style and an open-door policy to his Oval Office for advisers, both internal and external. Infighting among his senior staff has become bitter and public. Trump announced Kelly would replace Priebus at the end of a particularly chaotic week that saw his first legislative effort - healthcare reform - fail in Congress. On top of the healthcare debacle, Trump came under fire for banning transgender people from the military, and was pilloried for politicizing a speech he made to the Boy Scouts. Adding fuel to the fire, his new communications director Anthony Scaramucci unleashed a string of profane criticism about Priebus and Trump strategist Steven Bannon to a New Yorker magazine reporter.

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Trump cabinet meets after reshuffle

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 01:12