Christopher Ruddy, a friend and ally of President Trump, has softened his stance on White House chief of staff Reince Priebus just hours after slamming him on national television.
Ruddy, the CEO of the conservative Newsmax Media, criticized Priebus Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources," saying that the former chairman of the Republican National Committee was out of his depth with federal agencies and showing "a lot of weakness." Ruddy's remarks came two days after he had a brief private meeting with Trump.
But in a tweet Sunday evening, Ruddy appeared to praise Priebus, calling his plans for the White House "impressive."
Reince just briefed me on new WH plans. Impressive! CNN today my personal view. Told him I have 'open mind' based on his results.— Christopher Ruddy (@ChrisRuddyNMX) February 12, 2017