Trump fires chief of staff Priebus


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Change! President Trump has replaced his chief of staff Reince Priebus.

The article gives two basic reasons. First, Priebus was there to help Trump get his legislative agenda passed. The failure to pass any Obamcare repeal was laid at his doorstep. Second, it appears that Priebus is suspected of being the source for many of the leaks that have plagued the Trump administration.

Priebus’s removal as well as Sean Spicer’s last week removes two prominent inside-the-beltway Republicans from the Trump White House.

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  • D.K. Williams

    My source told me Priebus is a good guy. He shouldn’t be blamed for the Republican Senate. McConnell couldn’t keep McCain in line either. Trump is running the White House like The Apprentice. Mooch acted disgracefully, and should be fired. Things are likely to get worse.

  • wayne

    DK–
    Have to disagree with you.

    Preibus is a crony RINO weasel. As head of the RNC, he gave us McCain and Romney to run against a Marxist, and lost both times, and somehow kept his phony baloney job.
    First decision Trump ever made, was to appoint Prius chief of staff. That’s when I knew it was all 101% lies, instead of just 90% lies, from Trump.

    “Mitch couldn’t keep McCain in line.”
    That would presuppose that Mitch wanted to keep McCain “in line.”
    Mitch loves big-government welfare programs–he funded everything Obama wanted for the past 2 years and the previous 6 he did less than zero to challenge Obama.
    Same with Ryan in the House, and before him Johnny (another round for the house) Boehner.
    Attacks on Session’s as well, have Mitch’s fingerprints all over them.

  • wayne

    Mark Levin:
    “Reince Priebus says Party could penalize former GOP candidates who don’t endorse Trump”
    9-20-2016
    https://youtu.be/5HhuOWj7D24
    (6:41)

  • Cotour

    Wayne must be in heaven today.

    Don’t be greedy Wayne, Trump has given you one of your top wishes. As time passes Trump will further adjust to his environment and from it has the potential to come the change that would even be acceptable to you. He will in time weed out those who hamper him and replace them with more on board individuals that will carry out the necessary.

    Like I said, don’t be greedy, half a loaf is better than nothing and the dismissing of Preibus is a good thing as Martha would say. The only issue now is? He is a deep state operator who was inside that is now outside. I do not know which is more of a threat.

    Trump has the potential, how far can or will he go?

  • Cotour

    Another good thing on the horizon that “CAN NEVER HAPPEN!”.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/28/shock-poll-shows-kid-rock-with-a-huge-lead-in-the-michigan-gop-senate-primary/

    Sit back and watch it happen, these “Undesirables”, just like Trump, are what will save the country from the more sophisticated and elite minded manipulators and architects of the left.

  • wayne

    Cotour-
    It is a good day. Now, to fire the remaining 3,400 Obama holdover’s who still have their jobs and remain busily carrying out the Obama agenda 24/7/365.

    Can you help me out with– why Trump chose Priebus to be his chief of staff & gatekeeper, in the first place?

    I don’t consider this a gift from Trump, (more like, cleaning up HIS MESS) he could have chosen anyone,.. but Trump chose Priebus, and he loved him, and wouldn’t shut up about how wonderful he was.

    What, Trump didn’t know Rinsy was a crony rino backstabbing little puke of a weasel? Or that every Conservative in the Country hated the guy? That says more about Trumps judgement, or lack thereof, than it says about the weasel-puke priebus, who was able play Trump like a fiddle for months and months.

    Priebus always was the swamp, is the swamp, and will continue to be, the swamp.
    (Scaramooch, offered Priebus a job running one of his hedge Funds in 2009, so the phony manufactured-conflict narrative with Priebus, is all lies and subterfuge. Best-buds, is more like it.)

  • wayne

    C–
    I’m reserving judgement on the Kid until I see his actual platform. That being said, I’d consider voting for a can of orange juice, to get rid of Debbie Stabenow. (and I vote in Michigan.)
    But…. he was a huge Romney supporter.
    Tangentially, maybe Ted Nugent or Eminem could run as well. After all, Minnesota has Al Franken.

  • Cotour

    “Can you help me out with– why Trump chose Priebus to be his chief of staff & gatekeeper, in the first place?”

    If I were to guess I would say fear and pandering. Fear of the unknown, meaning not being familiar enough with the ins and out of Washington, and pandering to the inside powers that be. Preibus as an inside man made them (The Republican leadership) feel more secure. But as trump gets more comfortable and confident in understanding he will design his own top down power structure.

    Just my guess.

  • ken anthony

    What does everyone here think of Chris Wray?

  • Wayne: I think you should watch the video below about a business that Robert Ritchie (Kid Rock’s real name) is investing in Michigan. It says a great deal about the maturity of this guy, despite his rock n’ roll roots.

  • Cotour

    They always tell you who and what they fear the most.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-kid-rock_us_596cb43be4b017418628f290

    Warren did not waste one second recognizing the peril that her and her fellow leftists agenda is going to progressively be in. She immediately attacked Kid Rock when he made his statement.

    Once again, these are the Americans that will save the country, the people who have worked, made money, have been successful, know what real work is about. These people and the people who will empower them are what stands between our Constitution, capitalism and the socialist “utopia”.

    When they tell you what they fear, then that is what must be.

  • wayne

    Mr. Z.,
    Interesting vid of Kid. And an interesting development for Michigan Brewing.
    (tangentially– the craft-brew business has reached a saturation point in Michigan, practically every County has one (or more) of them.)

    To be totally honest, I know little of his political views except that he was a big Romney supporter, but I’m open to hearing his message.
    Debbie Stabenow, has got-to-go.

    I do know Ritchie grew up in Bloomfield Hills, (if I’m not mistaken,) and his dad owed one of the bigger car-dealerships in the area. Not a yuuge fan myself, but his shift to the Country genre was a good move on his part.

    Ken– the only thing I know about Wray, is that he’s a bush-ite.

  • Michael

    Wayne

    Thanks for the link. I will be watching his progress with some interest. I grew up in the Downriver area.

  • Cotour

    If you insist on the status quoe then you do things the same way and get the same results.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/wall-street-journal-editorial-board-trump-needs-to-accept-hes-the-problem-not-priebus/

    This another indication that Trump is going in the correct general direction. They always tell you what they fear the most.

  • wayne

    Michael–
    It’s a brand new website. His “regular” website is at
    http://kidrock.com
    (I see he’s on tour in August/September.)

    Cotour-
    No surprise the editorial board of the WSJ is a bunch of circle-nerd, crony, statists. (I get the print edition.) Or as Mark Levin characterizes them, “corporatist parasites.”

    “Mark Levin Has A Word To Describe The Wall Street Journal Editorial Writers…”
    May 2014
    https://youtu.be/vV_g6ZzC13A
    (10:17)

  • ken anthony

    Wray is bush-ite

    Yeah, got that much from Wikipedia. Ya got to be gun shy when ya just don’t know.

    Kid Rock seems deplorable enough for me. Hope he does it.

  • LocalFluff

    Obviously, Trump appointed Reince Priebus because he was chairman of RNC. But that didn’t help get him healthcare majority all the way, because doctors managed to find something inside McCain’s skull, so let’s try a General.

  • LocalFluff

    Count on the staff being cleaned out in response to failures.

  • BSJ

    Yep, Il Deuce adds yet another ‘loyal’ New York Democrat to his staff…

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