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Trump gives Priebus July 4 deadline for staff shake up: report

Trump gives Priebus July 4 deadline for staff shake up: report
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President Trump has reportedly given White House chief of staff Reince Priebus a deadline of July 4 for a shakeup of his White House staff, according to a new report. 

Politico reports that Trump is considering bringing in former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and deputy campaign manager David Bossie as senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, respectively, according to multiple sources. But during a meeting with them and Priebus, Trump said he would give Priebus a chance to change things.

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"I'm giving you until July 4," Trump said, according to the report. "I don't want them to come into this mess. If I'm going to clean house, they will come in as fresh blood."

Press secretary Sean Spicer denied the deadline in a statement to Politico.

"Whoever is saying that is either a liar or out of the loop," Spicer said.

Rumors of a staff shakeup have been a persistent theme in the Trump White House, but have picked up in recent weeks. Communications director Mike Dubke resigned at the end of May and speculation about Lewandowski's and Bossie's futures has been rampant. 

Spicer denied that Dubke’s resignation signaled a coming shakeup, saying Trump was “very pleased” with his staff.