Trump Confidante: President Forcing Priebus Out to Elevate Loyalists

Massive, explosion-filled feuding between factions within the White House has become like a movie set, but which movie depends on your point of view. It could be “Goodfellas,” where previously aligned friends begin to undermine and whack each other. Perhaps it’s like “The Magnificent Seven,” in which a town hires new gunslingers to get rid of bandits — in this case, leakers. Or it could be “The Hunger Games,” where contenders fight each other for survival. Or else it’s more of a mix of all of those movies, mixed in with the distinct feel of a reality-TV show. Tension between President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and the new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, is hardly news. But how they are handling each other is remarkable, if only because it betrays a dysfunction in Trump’s executive staff. On Thursday night, the New Yorker printed an explosive interview with Scaramucci, who called Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic.” Loyalists Back In What’s happening, Republican insiders

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