Stephanie Ruhle: ‘Sources’ Say ‘Good People’ Will Leave White House If Lewandowski, Bossie Return
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle said on Tuesday that sources have told her that a lot of White House staffers will walk away if President Trump is serious about bringing his former campaign officials back into the fold.
In the last several weeks, there have been indications that Trump wants Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie back in his inner circle so they can deal with his administration’s recent troubles. Ruhle spoke with Peter Alexander about these reports, and they noted that the two campaign staffers could be making their potential comeback as communications director Mike Dubke leaves the White House.
Ruhle eventually said that her sources have told her that multiple Trump staffers will revolt if he tries to bring back old friends instead of focusing on his policy agenda. Ruhle said that “good people” will leave if this trend continues:
“There are people inside the administration who want…to focus on policy, and they are afraid if the president gets back on that campaign trail with his old gang, it will do nothing to advance the administration’s agenda. In fact, it could bog it down more, possibly derail it. According to the source I spoke to inside the White House, it is basically a choice between promoting the Trump brand and governing the country.”
CNN’s Jeff Zelany tweeted yesterday that Lewandowski and Bossie were both spotted at the White House:
Spotted leaving White House tonight: Corey Lewandowski and David Bosse. Both in suits on this Memorial Day, after West Wing meetings.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) May 29, 2017
Bossie appeared on Fox & Friends earlier today, where he was asked about whether there was a job for him under the Trump Administration. While he said he wasn’t sure what would happen, Bossie talked about an “ongoing conversation” with the White House about possibly bringing him and other people aboard.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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