"I'm doing great", Priebus said.
But Priebus allies felt he was an important link to establishment Republicans in Washington as the capital attempted to adjust to the anti-establishment style of the president.
Donald Trump is sweeping the political and party professionals out of his White House after seven months of legislative failure that has infuriated the president and frustrated his supporters. Reince Priebus - if you want to leak something - he'll be asked to resign very shortly...
The volatility stems from competing factions within the West Wing. He is the current secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will begin as chief of staff on Monday.
Some Wisconsin Republicans expressed disappointment with Priebus' departure Friday evening. First of all, he's wrong; his financial disclosures weren't leaked, they are publicly available. The Politico reporter revealed that the form was public information on Thursday.
Priebus also said his views on Trump haven't changed, adding he's still a fan of the President. But the relationship began to unravel as Trump became embroiled in the Russian Federation scandal and began to question the communication strategy, led by Priebus loyalist Spicer. The White House press secretary had not conducted many press briefings for several weeks, handing the reigns over to his then-deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders instead.
Priebus, the former Republican National Committee chairman, reportedly clashed with some of Trump's closest advisors, including son-in-law Jared Kushner. Priebus had tried unsuccessfully to block Scaramucci's hiring. But the tornado of Trump only got stronger, and no amount of plywood and nails would keep the house in order.
The president referred to Kelly as "a true star" in a tweet announcing Kelly's appointment. He was forced to resign from his post in February amid claims he misled the administration over his communications with Russian Federation before Trump took office.
But the easing of an acute crisis, namely Mr Priebus's isolation and uselessness as chief of staff, leaves the chronic crisis caused by Mr Trump's management style. Perhaps it was a calculated decision to get support from someone with ties to a crucial state. A subsequent meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in April went slightly better, though members emphasized that the bar had been set low going in.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, a longtime friend of Priebus', said he "left it all out on the field, for our party and our country".
"The president has tried to convince the general multiple times, and the general has politely declined several times", an anonymous source told The Post. But the wheels have been anything but greased.
Since the position was first created in 1946, the average tenure of the 29 chiefs of staff stretches almost two and a half years, according to a CNN analysis of data from a Discovery Channel project called The Presidents' Gatekeepers.
Both Scaramucci and Priebus traveled to New York's Long Island with Trump on Friday for an event where the president highlighted efforts to crack down on the gang MS-13.