Priebus on chaos in Trump White House: ‘Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50’

Former White House chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusThe Memo: Putin furor sparks new questions on Kelly’s future Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate rips his own parents for donations to Dems Wisconsin GOP Senate hopeful hit by ad highlighting Democratic past MORE said the Trump administration during his tenure was even more chaotic than what was reported, according to an upcoming book.

“Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50,” Priebus said, according to an excerpt from the book “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency,” by Chris Whipple.

Priebus, who left the White House last summer, said Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsData confirm that marijuana decriminalization is long overdue The FIRST STEP Act sets up a dangerous future The Sessions DOJ is working to end the great asylum hustle MORE twice tried to resign, but he convinced Sessions otherwise, according to excerpts published by The Associated Press.

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“I said, ‘You cannot resign. It’s not possible. We are going to talk about this right now,’” Priebus recalled telling Sessions.

The attorney general, who has faced periodic criticism from President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE, later offered his resignation, but Priebus urged Trump not to accept it, the former chief of staff said.

Priebus also said he didn’t support Trump picking a fight over the crowd size at his inauguration, which was smaller than former President Obama’s. However, Priebus ultimately relented, saying it wasn’t worth “going to go to war over” with Trump. 

Since leaving the White House, Priebus has remained in touch with Trump and praised the president’s agenda.

“I still love the guy,” Priebus said in the book.

Priebus has reportedly talked with the president about strategy for this year’s midterm elections and has touted Trump's support among Hispanic and black voters.

His new comments come as speculation swirls about whether Trump will fire chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, who replaced Priebus last year, over his handling of domestic abuse allegations against a White House aide.