Reince Priebus in a statement acknowledged his exit as White House Chief of Staff on Friday afternoon, and later claimed to CNN that he'll "always be a Trump fan."
"It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this President and our country," Priebus said. "I want to thank the President for giving me this very special opportunity. I will continue to serve as a strong supporter of the President's agenda and policies. I can't think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God's blessings and great success."
After Trump announced Priebus' departure, the former Chief of Staff told CNN that he provided a resignation, and that the president did not ask for one.
“This is not a situation with a bunch of ill will feelings,” Priebus told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday. “I’m always gonna be a Trump fan. I’m on Team Trump.”
About his replacement, Gen. John Kelly, Priebus said, "The president wanted to go in a different direction. I support him in that ... the president has the right to change directions.”
When asked about White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci's comments to The New Yorker, Priebus refused to comment.
In the interview, Scaramucci accused Priebus of being behind a financial document leak, and also called him a "schizophrenic."
“Reince is a f**king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci claimed in The New Yorker interview, and then spoke in a mocking representation of Priebus. “‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f*cking thing and see if I can c**k-block these people the way I c**k-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’”