President Trump reportedly has given his White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus an ultimatum: fix the the disarray within the administration by July 4, or find another job.
Trump issued the directive last month after he returned to Washington from a nine-day foreign trip, Politico reported, citing two administration officials and three outside advisers.
During the meeting, Trump berated Priebus over the dysfunction in the White House in front of Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and deputy campaign manager David Bossie during a meeting in the Oval Office, according to Politico.
Coincidentally -- perhaps -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Trump the Senate may vote on health care legislation by July 4, CNN reported.
Chris Whipple, a author of "The Gatekeepers: How the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency," told Circa that Trump giving Priebus a deadline does more harm than good.
"Trump cannot run the White House effectively without empowering his chief of staff," he said. "Berating the chief of staff does not help. There is almost nothing that Reince Priebus can do if Trump continues to run the White House like his real estate business."
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied that Priebus was given a July 4 deadline. "Whoever is saying that is either a liar or out of the loop," he said Sunday.