Trump mocked Obama for three chiefs of staff in three years
President Trump’s decision to dismiss Reince Priebus as his chief of staff on Friday has drawn new attention to a past tweet criticizing former President Barack Obama for going through a number of chiefs of staff.
“3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years of being President: Part of the reason why @BarackObama can’t manage to pass his agenda,” Trump wrote in one 2012 tweet.
3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years of being President: Part of the reason why @BarackObama can’t manage to pass his agenda.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2012
Rahm Emmanuel, Bill Daley and Jack Lew each served as chief of staff for Obama, between 2009 and 2013, before Denis McDonough stepped into the role. McDonough served through the rest of Obama’s tenure, through January of this year.
Pete Rouse also served as interim chief of staff under Obama, between Emmanuel and Daley.
Trump announced Friday that he would be replacing Priebus with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general.
Priebus, who was Trump’s first chief of staff, made it only 189 days into the president’s first term.