The White House seems to be in chaos this morning, following the Anthony Scaramucci interview with The New Yorker that was published yesterday. In the interview, Scaramucci went on a rant, using colorful language to describe White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as well as Trump Adviser Steve Bannon.
“Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac. ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’” Pribus Told The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza
Immediately following the publication of this interview, political pundits began to question just how isolated Priebus may actually be within the White House, as they wondered if the President feels the same way about his Chief of Staff as Scaramucci does. Then later in the day, Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman published a story for the New York Times which answered all of these questions and then some.
According to the New York Times, President Trump openly “told people that he has lost faith in Mr. Priebus.” Additionally, the President has been telling those close to him that he wants a “general” as his chief of staff. One name that he has been focusing on is his current Homeland Security Secretary and retired Marine Corps General John F. Kelly. According to reports from the New York Times, Trump’s advisers are pushing him away from this idea.
It seems only a matter of time before Priebus either resigns or is fired by the President, as he has become almost totally isolated. According to reports, Priebus is only clinging on to the title of his job, while actually being asked to do very little when compared to the duties of a typical chief of staff for the President.