Trump Once Ordered Ousted Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to Kill a Fly
A Washington Post report on incoming chief of staff John Kelly, currently the Secretary of Homeland Security, highlights how miserable Trump’s White House was for booted chief of staff Reince Priebus.
Priebus had a thankless job inside the White House. Trump criticized his work, prevented him from exercising basic functions of his job and forced him to do bizarre menial work. The other members of the Trump family reportedly soured on Priebus, too. Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, bashed his job performance to associates. Ivanka and Melania Trump shared negative views about Preibus with the president in private.
The president is a well-documented germaphobe. After dealing with a particularly persistent insect, Trump knew just the guy to remedy the situation. Trump reportedly “summoned” Priebus for the sole purpose of killing the fly buzzing over his head.
The bad blood between Trump and Priebus dates back to the campaign, when Priebus suggested Trump leave the GOP race after the infamous Access Hollywood video leaked to the public. Priebus’ awful relationship with new communications director Anthony Scaramucci was a final straw in an embarrassing tenure of trying to maintain order in the White House while keeping the tantrum-inclined president happy.
Despite his unceremonious exit, Priebus claims to still be a "fan" of the president and a proud member of "Team Trump." He says he supports the president's desicion to go in a "different direction."
Let's be real: Priebus wants out so he doesn't have to hear Scaramucci call him “Reince Penis” in front of the White House staff.