The opening weeks of the Trump administration have been described as tumultuous by many, potentially leaving White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus’ head on the chopping block.
Chris Ruddy, founder of Newsmax Media and one of President Trump’s friends, said Sunday on CNN that the “White House is showing not the amount of order that we need to see. I think there’s a lot of weakness coming out of the chief of staff.”
After his comments on CNN, Ruddy told The Washington Post, “I’ve gotten three text messages from sitting Cabinet members praising my appearance. They realize this whole government depends on this chief of staff.” The significance of Ruddy’s comments are compounded by his tweet that he spoke at length with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night.
A potential replacement for Priebus is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was one of the the first key Republicans to back Trump and previously headed the president’s transition team before being forced out by Jared Kushner. Like Ruddy, the New Jersey governor has called the roll out of Trump’s travel ban botched and placed blame on the president’s staff.