Priebus thanks Trump for ‘opportunity and the blessing’ to serve his agenda

Greg Nash

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus on Monday thanked President Trump for the chance to serve in his administration and fight for his agenda.

“On behalf of the entire senior staff around you, Mr. President, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing that you’ve give us to serve your agenda and the American people,” Priebus said.

“And we’re continuing to work very hard every day to accomplish those goals.”

The comments came during a meeting in which Trump had each Cabinet secretary take turns praising him and his policy agenda.

{mosads}During that meeting, the president said he accomplished more than any other president aside from Franklin Roosevelt during his first six months in office.

“Never has there been a president, with few exceptions — case of FDR, he had a major depression to handle — who has passed more legislation and who has done more things than what we’ve done,” Trump said during his first-ever Cabinet meeting at the White House. 
Politico reported Monday that Trump set a July 4 deadline for a potential shakeup of the White House. That shakeup could include the removal of Priebus, the news outlet reported, citing two administration officials and three outside advisers familiar with the matter.

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, according to Politico.



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