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White House Won't Commit to Confidence in Reince Priebus

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By    |   Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 04:03 PM

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not say directly whether President Donald Trump has confidence in his chief of staff Thursday.

During the White House daily press briefing, ABC News' Jonathan Karl asked Sanders about Trump's feelings on Reince Priebus.

"Look, I think I've addressed this question when it comes to staffing and personnel many times, that if the president doesn't, then he'll make that decision," Sanders said. "We all serve at the pleasure of the president, and if it gets to a place where that isn't the case, he'll let you know."

When pressed to say more on the topic, Sanders replied, "This is a White House that has a lot of different perspectives, because the president hires the very best people. They're not always going to agree, there are going to be a lot of different ideas."

Sanders noted there is "healthy competition" between members of the White House staff, which she said yields "the best results."

Rumors have swirled in recent days Priebus' future in the White House could be in jeopardy. Anthony Scaramucci, who was recently hired as the new White House communications director, posted a tweet Wednesday that seemed to accuse Priebus of leaking information to the media.

News reports claim there is friction between Scaramucci and Priebus, so much so Priebus could eventually depart from his West Wing post. Scaramucci is actually rumored to be a potential candidate for the next White House chief of staff.

A GOP operative said this week Scaramucci has already amassed an "unheard of" amount of power in the White House.

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