They were touted to be the dynamic Greek duo that would keep Greece and Greek American issues on the forefront of the Trump Administration.
Reince Priebus, appointed to one of the most powerful positions on the planet as the President of the United States’ Chief of Staff and George Gigicos, the White House Director of Scheduling and Advance.
And now they’re both gone from active duty in the Trump Administration.
Priebus suffered a humiliating departure and was caught in the middle of in-fighting and a public spat with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
Numerous reports stated he had fallen from Donald Trump’s graces and was even once called into the Oval Office by Trump himself to swat a fly that was annoying him.
Gigicos’ departure— his last official day on the job was July 31, wasn’t anywhere as humiliating. In fact, he’ll still be involved in the Trump world, now focusing his work on the 2020 re-election campaign as a consultant.
Both men were extolled by Greek and Greek American media (including The Pappas Post) when they were first appointed to their respective positions.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and the Hellenic Initiative gave them top honors and accolades only weeks after Trump was elected.
During the Inauguration, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America presented both Priebus and Gigicos the Medal of Saint Paul, the highest honor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America at a reception hosted by the Hellenic Initiative, which is headed by another Trump ally, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris.