Priebus after Spicer resignation says ‘all good here’ at White House

Priebus after Spicer resignation says ‘all good here’ at White House
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White House chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusPriebus: Republican voters energized by 'Kavanaugh effect' Kelly called Warren 'impolite,' 'arrogant:' report Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN MORE is throwing his support behind President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi conference Trump defends family separations at border MORE's decision to tap Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciAnn Coulter believes Kushner wrote anonymous op-ed bashing Trump Spicer: People at White House are 'burnt out' Scaramucci: John McCain, an inspiration for a day of unity MORE as the new White House communications director.

Priebus told The Associated Press on Friday that he and Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime Trump ally, are "very good friends" and that he supports the president's choice "100 percent."

Priebus's comments immediately followed the abrupt resignation of White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerGuilfoyle says she'd be open to White House job if Trump asks Cramer's comments on Kavanaugh allegations under scrutiny in close N. Dakota race Spicer: Press have 'a personal animus' against Trump administration MORE, who left his post after Trump named Scaramucci communications director.


The New York Times first broke the news of Spicer's resignation, reporting that he told the president that hiring Scaramucci was a mistake.

Priebus and Spicer worked together closely at the Republican National Committee before joining the Trump administration. 

Spicer's resignation stirred speculation that Priebus could be the next senior White House staffer to leave. Priebus dismissed those rumors, telling the AP that it's "all good here" in the White House.

Previous news reports indicated that Priebus was opposed to Scaramucci's nomination.

Scaramucci previously served on Trump's presidential transition team. He has emerged as one of the most ardent defenders of the Trump administration and has been rumored in the past to be up for a White House job.