Former White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh is set to stay on at the pro-Trump group America First Policies, despite comments made to Michael Wolff for his disparaging book on the White House
“Katie Walsh is a political professional who has navigated the D.C. Swamp with skill and grace, and worked tirelessly to help launch our new President and his administration on a path to success,” America First Policies president Brian Walsh told The Daily Caller in a statement. “She is a pivotal part of our team at America First, and there has been no discussion about any change in her role.”
By Wolff’s account, Walsh described chaos of working in President Donald Trump during the first few months of the administration and is prominently mentioned in excerpts of the to be published book. The seasoned political operator allegedly said that discerning Trump’s true intentions was “like trying to figure out what a child wants.”
Walsh told Axios’s Jonathan Swan she never disparaged the president as a child. Swan later reported that senior White House officials are considering having Walsh fired from the group.