White House Refutes Reports Of Administration Shakeup

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

The White House has dismissed reports that Donald Trump is considering replacing his chief of staff in a “broad shakeup” of his administration.

Mike Allen at Axios reported Friday that the president was contemplating firing Reince Priebus and potentially replacing him with Kevin McCarthy, Wayne Berman, Gary Cohn or David Urban.

Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

According to deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders, the story is false.

“Once again this is a completely false story driven by people who want to distract from the success taking place in this administration,” Sanders said in a statement Friday. “The president’s pick for the Supreme Court (a decision that has generational impact) was confirmed today, we hosted multiple foreign leaders this week and the president took bold and decisive military action against Syria last night.”

“The only thing we are shaking up is the way Washington operates as we push the president’s aggressive agenda forward.”

Counselor to President, Kellyanne Conway, appears on the Sunday morning show This Week with George Stephanopoulos, from the north lawn at the White House, January 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Earlier Friday, the White House also denied rumors that Kellyanne Conway — one of the most visible figures in Trump’s administration — was considering leaving to join the private sector.

“Kellyanne Conway is a valued member of the president’s senior team and she is not going anywhere, and any stories that suggest otherwise are just more fake news trying to distract from this administration’s successes,” Sanders said.