Donald Trump, who is running for president in 2020, has been named the new leader of the U.S. in a surprise move that could upset the traditional alliance between his party and the Democrats.
The announcement of Trump’s selection comes amid an intensifying feud between the GOP nominee and Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The new leader has not been announced yet, but sources said the announcement will come in the coming days.
Trump’s announcement comes after he fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
He has since fired the FBI’s acting deputy director and deputy attorney general, among others, and appointed his own new national security adviser, Mike Pompeo.
Trump has been critical of Comey for the Russia investigation and has threatened to “open up” the bureau’s investigation into Trump’s campaign.
Clinton has defended her former boss against accusations of collusion with Russia, saying she was the victim of a smear campaign by the Trump administration and that Trump was “a man of his word” on his campaign promises to investigate Russia.