Trump Prepares To Send Priebus Packing

Reince Priebus, the then-RNC Chair, was never a fan of Donald Trump’s insurgency presidential campaign. Priebus was allied with party Establishment figures like Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and John Kasich. And yet, despite that anti-Trump history, Donald Trump made Priebus his White House Chief of Staff so that Priebus could utilize his extensive party contacts and influence to move the Trump agenda forward.

That hasn’t happened and as a result Mr. Priebus is now poised to find himself standing outside the Trump White House looking in.

“He won’t last the summer.”

So goes the repeated mantra of several figures familiar with the Trump White House. It is a belief that was the foundation of today’s report by THE HILL regarding the same subject:

Priebus ‘most imperiled’ person at White House

“…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.”

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.”

Trump’s reported dissatisfaction with Priebus comes in two parts. The first is the internal chaos within the Trump White House – namely leaks and alleged constant infighting. The second is how successful Congress has been in obstructing the Trump agenda – including by the very Republicans Priebus was supposed to gain the support of.

Rumors are also circulating that Mr. Priebus wants out but not before he succeeds in helping to get Congress to pass healthcare reform which in turn will lay the groundwork for sweeping tax reform to soon follow. If he can accomplish that his legacy will remain intact and he can exit the Trump White House with his head held high.

The question is if Donald Trump is willing to allow Priebus that long.

Whispers indicate that might not be the case.

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Trump White House Pushing Congress To Act This Week On Obamacare Disaster

Having learned the pitfalls of placing too much trust in longtime political hacks like House Speaker Paul Ryan to do what they promised they would do, the quick-to-pivot Trump White House has been quietly but forcefully waging a second round attempt at scrapping much of the failing Obamacare legislation in favor of a far more state-directed program that would place the power of the free market back to the consumer and away from the federal government. That effort is set to culminate as early as this week.

Trump White House operatives, namely White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and economic adviser Gary Cohn have spearheaded the outreach effort to critical members of Congress who are necessary for the success of Mr. Trump’s attempt to save the country from the disastrous and costly Obamacare system.

The first attempt weeks earlier fell short in great part because of Speaker Ryan’s inability (some believe it was his intent) to form a Republican coalition between moderates and conservatives. This time, Ryan’s role has been minimized as the Trump White House works directly with members of Congress from both parties to ensure a legislative victory. Priebus represents the link to the GOP establishment while Mr. Cohn has ties to numerous Democrat Party figures. Both are now working under the directive of President Trump to get Congress to start actually working for the American people instead of merely promoting time and again the same tired partisan positions.

If the healthcare bill comes to a vote, a massive overhaul of the nation’s tax system is soon to follow.

The Trump presidency is fighting the political and media establishments head-on and for now, appears to be on his way to winning at least some very important partial victories.

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