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Local analysts lament dumping of "decent guy" in departure of Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff

Reports vary about whether he resigned or was fired, but President Trump confirmed via Twitter Friday that Kenosha native Reince Priebus was no longer the White House Chief of Staff.

It comes after days of verbal criticism launched upon the Wisconsinite by the new Press Secretary Anthony Scaramucci.

"The warning signs were there," said UW Milwaukee Political Science Professor Mordecai Lee. "But still, this is not something that should have happened to a decent guy like this."

Lee said the President is turning out to be the opposite of "no drama Obama," the nickname given to his predecessor.

"President Trump is just a very different kind of president who operates in a very different way. It's out of the norms of what we expect of presidents. I think he's(Priebus) much more of a victim than anything else. He's the kind of guy we need in government."

Lee says it's highly unusual for a President to do this and the only reason he sees is a rivalry with Scaramucci.

"What we're used to in politics is loyalty above all. I don't think anybody could say Reince Priebus was disloyal."

Lee thinks Priebus will probably go to one of the conservative organizations in D.C. and hopes he'll write about it so the public can know what went wrong and try to avoid it in government in the future.


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