GOP rep: Trump should 'purge Leftists' from White House
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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) urged President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE in a tweet on Sunday to  “purge Leftists from executive branch.”

Trump "needs to purge Leftists from executive branch before disloyal, illegal & treasonist acts sink us," King wrote on Twitter.

King included a link to a Conservative Review article titled “ ‘You’re Fired!’: Trump could become lame duck unless he clears out Obama holdovers" by Daniel Horowitz.


In the article, Horowitz says the president “is at the cusp of losing control over his presidency if he doesn’t immediately fire all of the Obama appointees.” 


Horowitz also writes that it is the job of Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, to call for the “resignation of any political appointees and special counsels who do not share the views of the president.” 

Horowitz wrote critically of Priebus, echoing the sentiments of many far-right conservatives who believe the former Republican National Committee chairman is responsible for the Trump administration's stumbles

Trump has blamed former President Obama and his staff for the press leaks that have contributed to damaging news stories about the administration.

“I think President Obama’s behind it, because his people are certainly behind it,” Trump told Fox News’s “Fox and Friends" last week.

“And some of the leaks possibly come from that group. You know, some of the leaks, which are really very serious leaks, because they’re very bad in terms of national security, but I also understand that’s politics. And in terms of him being behind things, that’s politics, and it will probably continue.”

Press secretary Sean Spicer, asked in late January about State Department officials who opposed Trump's original travel ban, said: “I think that they should either get with the program or they can go.”