Preibus Forced to Resign as Trump's Chief of Staff
After just six months on the job, Reince Preibus becomes the shortest tenured White House chief of staff in modern history. Preibus, former head of the Republican National Committee, was ineffective in Trump's administration. Through no fault of his own, Preibus never managed to earn Trump's respect. As a result, Preibus was denied the autonomy to hire and fire administration officials under the chief of staff's direction.
The chief of staff should be a person who the president fully trusts and respects. Prior to the 2016 election, Trump and Preibus did not have a relationship. Preibus had no business accepting the job, knowing that Trump only hired him in order to extend an olive branch to the RNC.
Recently, against the wishes of Preibus, Trump hired wealthy Goldman Sachs alum Anthony Scaramucci to serve as the new White House communications director. Though administration officials claimed Preibus and Sacaramucci would work as one tension filled cohesive unit, Preibus was forced out less than a week after Scaramucci's hire.