John Kelly is out at the White House. President Trump says Kelly will be gone by the end of the year. The President and General Kelly have not spoken in more than a week and a pretty reliable source tells me Kelly had been waiting for the President to force the issue. Their relationship had apparently turned rather passive aggressive.
President Trump chose not to do it to his face, but to tell it to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. He says General Kelly will leave by the end of the year. The front runner for Kelly's position is Pence's Chief of Staff, Nick Ayers. Ayers would be a very, very solid pick. He has been a steady hand over the years having run Sonny Perdue's gubernatorial re-election in Georgia and then served as the head of the Republican Governors Association.
God speed, General Kelly.