Reince Priebus

White House infighting gets very public and very profane

White House infighting gets very public and very profane

President Trump and his aides frequently complain about back-biting leaks from within the White House. But on Thursday, the infighting was out in the open, live on television.

The incoming communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, in a morning phone call broadcast on CNN, compared the West Wing to a fish that “stinks from the head down,” implying that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is responsible for at least some of the leaks.

"There are people inside this administration who think it's their job to save America from this president," Scaramucci said.

Another Trump advisor, Kellyanne Conway, used a prison analogy for the broader backstabbing,...

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