Tonight, on Facebook, a former Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush aide is saying that the “hot rumor” tonight in D.C. is that Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, is about to be fired or forced into resignation. His replacement? None other than Newt Gingrich.
Here is what he announced this evening:
“Hot rumor tonight — Newt Gingrich will replace Reince Priebus.
This comes via Bruce Bartlett. As you can see, the reaction on his wall has not been positive, to say the least. Most people are commenting on his undisciplined nature. Others are pointing out how he is one who is responsible for the deep partisan divides we have today. One other just called it a “hot mess.”
Whether or not this rumor comes to fruition is still unknown, but it is actually, from Trump’s perspective, a pretty “logical” move. Gingrich was a staunch Trump supporter during the campaign and during his Presidency for the most part. After the election, there were reports that the former Speaker of the House and Congressman wanted a position in the Trump administration. Of course, that didn’t happen but who’s to say that it still isn’t possible.
Rumors have been swirling that Priebus will soon be fired or replaced. Also, supposedly on the chopping block, names like Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway have surfaced. Reports have stated that Trump is very unhappy with his communications team along with Priebus. Others have pointed out that it isn’t their incompetence that has hindered Trump many times, but Trump himself due to his inexperience and seeming lack of ability to adapt to the differences between business and government.
This may be a rumor, but it is a rumor reported by someone who isn’t known to share nonsense or falsehoods. We will probably know in a very short time if Bruce Bartlett is spot-on or spewing nonsense. based on his reputation, I’d bet on spot-on.
Featured image via screen capture from facebook.