Shortly after 9:30 on Saturday night, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is “leaving the traveling White House caravan early” and returning to Washington this week rather than continuing on for the entire international trip.
Priebus is said to be leaving the traveling White House caravan early, returning this week instead of staying the full foreign trip.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) May 21, 2017
The White House is reportedly in crisis mode after Friday’s twin bombshell revelations about President Donald Trump’s conversations with a Russian delegation in the Oval Office in which he slammed ex-FBI Director James Comey as a “nut job” and the news that Comey kept meticulous notes about his conversations with the reality TV game show host turned president. Many Trump aides are exhausted from the constant scandals and Trump himself has reportedly grown more isolated and paranoid in the weeks since Comey’s firing.
Rumors have flown that a major White House staff shakeup is on the way. Haberman said nothing further, leaving Twitter users to rush in and fill the information void, mostly with more questions.
@maggieNYT is this like an Agatha Christie thing– one by one they leave until only the "person of interest" is left?
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) May 21, 2017
— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) May 21, 2017
@maggieNYT Did he get voted off Hell Plane?
— Lady Pie de Grue (@DPetagrew) May 21, 2017
— Kiba Inu (@Aryan_Shepherd) May 21, 2017
— Bonnie Hogue (@bonhogue) May 21, 2017
— EricS (@350_505) May 21, 2017
@maggieNYT That means he's not going to be arrested. Let's see which ones don't come back at all.
— JustHope (@Hopes_Soaps) May 21, 2017
Is someone feeding Reince Priebus while his owners are away on the Arabian Peninsula? pic.twitter.com/eqyqhdde0N
— Tommy (@ModerateCentaur) May 21, 2017
@maggieNYT Priebus ate some Saudi gas station kabobs…
— Psychosocial Baby (@ChatonDeGuerre) May 21, 2017
Is Priebus in time out? https://t.co/B01pMrgTV6
— Mash (@thisismash) May 21, 2017
Bannon: "Hey Priebus, I think they can smell the booze on my breath." "Reince? Reince!" https://t.co/rtImmtIqBg
— the goodwitch (@TrueGlinda) May 21, 2017
— Helaine Abramson (@armyheromom) May 21, 2017
@kylegriffin1 Did Priebus find his life jacket 👀
— Sally Carter ✨ (@GirlOnFireSally) May 21, 2017
don't want pence home alone? https://t.co/rrZwv9jIFB
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) May 21, 2017
— Chrisanne Eastwood (@BigBroadSports) May 21, 2017