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Trump confidant: President is perplexed by reports of White House chaos

One of President TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE's confidants said Sunday that the president is "perplexed" by reports of chaos in the White House, adding that more changes are expected soon.

“The president told me he is perplexed by all of these reports that there is chaos at the White House or mass staff changes,” Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, told ABC's "This Week."

“He told me that he thinks the White House is operating like a ‘smooth machine,’ his words.”

Ruddy, however, noted the president told him he will likely make some changes soon.

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“He did say that he is expecting to make one or two major changes to his government very soon and that is going to be it,” Ruddy said.

Ruddy said White House sources told him that Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinBiden's nominee for VA secretary isn't a veteran — does it matter? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Congress slogs toward COVID-19 relief, omnibus deal A crisis that unites veterans MORE is likely to depart Trump's Cabinet “very soon.”

Shulkin has been in hot water in recent weeks following reports that he misused taxpayer money to pay for flights for his wife.

Ruddy also said that White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE and Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBen CarsonGovernment indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong Noem takes pledge to restore 'patriotic education' in schools Watchdog blames Puerto Rico hurricane relief delays on Trump-era bureaucracy MORE will be staying.

Carson recently faced scrutiny following reports that the department had spent tens of thousands of dollars for a dining set for his office.

Trump said last Thursday he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.

Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary CohnGary David CohnOn The Money: Wall Street zeros in on Georgia runoffs | Seven states sue regulator over 'true lender' rule on interest rates | 2021 deficit on track to reach .3 trillion Former Trump economic aide Gary Cohn joins IBM The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MORE, Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonHouse passes legislation to elevate cybersecurity at the State Department Biden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet With salami-slicing and swarming tactics, China's aggression continues MORE and personal lawyer John Dowd have also left recently.