John Kelly sworn in as Trump's second chief of staff

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 06:30 IST

Washington [U.S.A.], August 01 (ANI): John F. Kelly was sworn-in as United States President Donald Trump's new chief of staff, and was primarily given the responsibility of initiating his stalled legislative agenda on Monday. "We look forward to, if it is possible, even a better job as chief of staff," Trump said of his former secretary of homeland security, CNN reports. Trump further said that his administration has "done very well," taking note of the stock market, unemployment and business confidence. "We have a tremendous base, we have a tremendous group of support, the country is optimistic and I think the general will just add to it. The country is doing very well. Strongest stock market ever," Trump said. "We will proceed and we will keep going but we have a fantastic leader, chief of staff, he is going to do a really great job." Kelly served as the commander of United States Southern Command for four years under President Barack Obama and served as a commanding general in Iraq from 2008 to 2009. Kelly took over for Reince Priebus, who was ousted from the job after only six months on Friday. Meanwhile, Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci, the Communications Director, at Kelly's request. A White House official said Kelly wanted Scaramucci removed from his new role because he did not think he was disciplined and had burned his credibility, CNN reports. Trump has relieved him just days after he reportedly launched a verbal tirade against other senior members of the President's senior staff. For the uninitiated, Scaramucci's abrupt removal has come just ten days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff. (ANI)