President Donald Trump announced the hiring of a new White House chief of staff — and social media users were somehow still shocked by the seemingly inevitable ouster of Reince Priebus.
Priebus resigned after six months and one week on the job, but he’s been rumored to be on the outs almost from the moment he was chosen over Steve Bannon.
Incoming communications director Anthony Scaramucci quickly gathered a lot of power in the first week since he was hired, and he began undertaking many of the duties typically overseen by the chief of staff and reported directly to the president.
He singled out Priebus by name and accused him of possibly illegal leaks to the media, and the chief of staff finally followed his White House ally Sean Spicer out the door.
Twitter users reacted in hilarious shock to the nearly foregone conclusion.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) July 28, 2017
Thrown under the Priebus
— rstevens (@rstevens) July 28, 2017
Lol Priebus got fired before we could finish our “Priebus just got fired” prewrite.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 28, 2017
Score one for The Mooch… https://t.co/Y1rjezSff7
— Joshua Holland (@JoshuaHol) July 28, 2017
You never want to be the last one in the bunker.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) July 28, 2017
Did the "you're fired" guy forget you're supposed to vacate the position before nominating someone to it? https://t.co/xnUVzquxt7
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) July 28, 2017
I hope Trump got rid of Priebus using his classic catchphrase, "I'm sorry but we're going to have to let you go"
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) July 28, 2017
Reality show! pic.twitter.com/ZVnoEhEY9Z
— Schooley (@Rschooley) July 28, 2017
amazing to think that some day all of these people will be running the Knicks
— Tim Dotcom (@timothypmurphy) July 28, 2017
do NOT let Trump distract you from the real story, Anthony Scaramucci's wife leaving him
— slackbot (@pareene) July 28, 2017
deidre and reince ran away together called it
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) July 28, 2017
AND NOW THERE'S A DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY VACANCY IN THE MIDST OF ALL THE MUSLIM BAN/BORDER WALL BS
— Lily Herman (@lkherman) July 28, 2017
Live shot of the White House rn pic.twitter.com/aNmo5UiHMx
— Boogie (@naima) July 28, 2017
Trump fired Reince Priebus? At least now Sean Spicer has a dance partner on Dancing with the Stars.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) July 28, 2017
A source close to now former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says he resigned privately yesterday
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 28, 2017
White House Cheif of Staff/Reince Priebus
2 of these things are not like the others
2 of these things don't belong
1 is a beached bully pic.twitter.com/EqwiDq68TL
— Peggy Glynn (@pglynn61) July 28, 2017
I will now refer to all of my ex-wives as the Reince Priebus of this administration.
— dog food (@thedailydogfood) July 28, 2017
Pretty sure this gives Reince Priebus the shortest tenure as WH Chief of Staff. This White House bucks every trend from the last 50 yrs.
— Eric Johnson (@therealLJ1) July 28, 2017
Ryan-Priebus ally to me: next phase of Trump presidency will be warfare against GOP Congress
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) July 28, 2017
before I got in the shower Mooch had a wife and Reince had a job
— Jason Linkins (@dceiver) July 28, 2017
— iolantherosa (@iolantherosa) July 28, 2017
Reince Priebus was basically Kevin Pollak in CASINO pic.twitter.com/Fs6rkqamFg
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) July 28, 2017
— Jeff Dannenberg (@jecrda) July 28, 2017