Priebus, “Russian Collusion Story a ‘Joke’, Media is ‘Dishonest'”
Friday, Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus ,45 anni, slammed the “dishonest” media, saying that reports on alleged Russian collusion are “a Joke” and that such “Fake News” coverage keeps President Donald Trump popular outside of the “DC Beltway”.
“It’s ridiculous,” Mr. Priebus who resigned as President Trump’s COS, and was replaced with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, 67 anni, said in a TV interview Friday night.
“But, yet, if you look at headlines over the last six months, you would think that that’s the only thing happening in the world.
“Here’s the good thing,” he continued. “When you go out to the Midwest, the President’s very popular.
“The problem with Washington is you live in a little tiny bubble, and this bubble is very, very different than the rest of the country.
“And, then, you read all this stuff and you start thinking, ‘What in the world is going on?'”
President Trump announced Gen. Kelly’s appointment on Twitter after speaking in New York about his Administration’s efforts to stop the violent MS-13 street gang.
John Kelly, a 4-Star USMC General, takes over Monday. He was nominated as DHS secretary in January.
Mr. Priebus praised the appointment, saying that he would spend 2 weeks working with Gen.Kelly on the transition.
Mr. Priebus said that he tendered his resignation privately to President Trump Thursday and that he accepted it.
“He is a good friend,” Mr. Priebus said of President Trump. “But this is about not friendship.
“This is about making sure that everything’s being run at the direction of the President.
“Gen. Kelly is a good man. We’ve gotten to know each other very well.”
Mr. Priebus declined to comment on White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s tirade slamming him and chief strategist Steve Bannon Wednesday.
“He (President Trump) is doing a great job,” Mr. Priebus said. “I’m feeling good about the fact that he’s making a change that makes him comfortable with moving forward.”
Mr. Priebus expressed disappointment that Republican Senators could not pass legislation to repeal basic elements of Barack Obamacare, but refused to count the effort out.
“In the end, you’ve got to have 50 votes,” he said. “You can have a majority, but if you don’t have a governing majority, then you don’t have a majority.”
He said Arizona Sen. John McCain, who cast the decisive vote killing the bare-bones repeal bill early Friday, could be won over, as well as Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who also opposed it.
“I don’t think it’s over though,” he said. “I would not say that repealing and replacing Obamacare before September is off the table.”
In addition, the former Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) ripped Democrats for the “minuscule amount of cooperation” they have given President Trump.
“We have hundreds of nominees sitting in clearance or in Senate committees right now,” Mr. Priebus said. “Senate rules are complicated.
“But I’m hoping that some of these folks in the Senate come to their senses and see that they’re hurting the country by not just blocking the president, but doing it in a way that that is obnoxious.
“It injures the United States of America.
“They’re injuring the country that they’re elected to serve.
“I get that you want to have a robust debate,” he added. “Have the debate, but don’t do it at the expense of the country.”
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