Newsmax CEO Sees ‘A Lot of Weakness’ Coming from Reince Priebus in the White House (UPDATE)

This morning Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy, a friend and ally of President Trump‘s, said that the problem in the White House isn’t Trump, but instead perhaps Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

Ruddy spoke with the president this weekend and defended Trump to CNN’s Brian Stelter, saying that Trump is “battle-tested” and the big issues in the White House aren’t coming from him.

In saying the White House isn’t showing as much “order” as one would assume, Ruddy argued there’s “a lot of weakness coming from the Chief of Staff.”

He called Priebus a good guy, but said he “clearly doesn’t know how the federal agencies work” and he’s not providing the proper “backup” and “pushback” that Trump would be getting from a stronger chief of staff.

And after that appearance, one reporter tweeted this out:

UPDATE – 7:05 p.m. EST: Ruddy seemed to change his tune in a tweet he sent out later today.

Watch above, via CNN.

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