Priebus 'most imperiled' person at White House

Senior sources at the White House say chief of staff Reince Priebus is the most in danger of losing his job, The Washington Post reported Friday.

According to the Post, Priebus's job has been in danger since President Trump took office in January, and allies don't expect him to last much more than a year.

“For somebody who was rumored to be on his way out week one, if he lasts six or seven months, it is a success,” one senior White House official told the Post.


The Post reports that Trump is dissatisfied with the chaos in the White House and wants someone with more governing experience to take over the top job. Sources told the Post that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) have both been floated for the job.

One source told the Post that Priebus is "the most imperiled person here." Others insist Priebus is in good standing with the president and that news reports about Priebus's possible ousting only serve to strengthen the loyalty Trump shows towards his adviser.

The report claims that Priebus's job security could rest on the passage of healthcare and tax reform. According to the Post, Priebus is heavily involved in the White House efforts to repeal ObamaCare and pass tax reform and could exit the White House early to save face if he feels he's accomplished his goals. 

A White House spokeswoman confirmed that Priebus was heavily involved in those two areas and said Priebus is working "day and night" to achieve Trump's agenda.

“Reince’s only priority is moving the president’s agenda forward, and he works day and night toward that goal,” spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said. “He is keeping the entire administration, from the White House to the agencies, focused on the president’s top policy objectives: repealing and replacing Obamacare, significant tax reform and rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.”