“The View” Reacts To Donald Trump Replacing Reince Priebus With John Kelly – WATCH VIDEO

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On Monday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Donald Trump replacing Reince Priebus as his chief of staff with General John Kelly. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, on Friday Trump announced that he’s replacing Priebus with Kelly, who was serving as his homeland security secretary. The change came after rumors the president was unhappy with Priebus, who clashed with new communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Though announced before the weekend, the personnel swap didn’t officially take effect until this morning.

And to kick off the ABC talk show, Whoopi Goldberg said, “It happens every day on Friday like clockwork. At precisely 11:59 a.m., just as this show is going off the air, the White House drops bombshells. Everyone has to wait the weekend to talk about it.” For the record, this particular news actually broke in the late afternoon, but the point remains the same. The panelists had to hold all their thoughts until now.

Noting that Kelly is a four-star general, Goldberg said, “Maybe he can rein all this stuff in. That’s the hope.” Joy Behar was skeptical because of Trump. “He likes fighting. He’s talking violence all the time. He’s ticked off with Priebus because he didn’t fight with the Mooch,” she said, going on to crack that the only fighting the president doesn’t like to do is in wars when he says he has bone spurs.

Commented Sunny Hostin, “It’s so chaotic at the White House now, and I wonder if Kelly can really rein everyone in.” She pointed out that those with military backgrounds “tend to be very rigid and rules-oriented, but the president is not that person.” Jedediah Bila was able to offer an opposing viewpoint when she revealed she “talked to some Trump supporters over the weekend,” who said, “I don’t want him reined in. I elected this guy to go in there and shake up the system. I don’t want business as usual. I don’t want someone who is politically correct.”

“They feel that politics as usual went on for a really long time and they didn’t feel represented,” Bila explained. But Behar complained, “All he does is cause chaos in the house without cleaning the house.” And Hostin further expressed concern about staffers like Scaramucci reporting to Trump directly, over the chief of staff. “When you have all of these lines of communication to the president not being funneled through Kelly, I think that makes him ineffective.” Check out the video below.

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