Anti-Trump Republican Senator John McCain publicly painted the Trump administration as chaotic in a speech to the Munich Security Conference.
“I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in disarray and they’ve got a lot of work to do,” said McCain.
“The president, I think, makes statements (and) on other occasions contradicts himself. So we’ve learned to watch what the president does as opposed to what he says,” he said.
McCain is supporting a narrative pushed by Breitbart and echoed by several media outlets that Trump’s administration is a mess.
After GOP establishment forces inside President Donald Trump’s White House forced out National Security Adviser retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, sources close to the president confirm to Breitbart News there is serious doubt as to whether this early administration shake-up will also see the exit of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.
The Brietbart column also lays blame for the failed rollout of Trump’s immigration order on Priebus.
Specifically, multiple sources close to President Trump with internal knowledge of White House operations told Breitbart News on Monday night that the buck stops with Priebus when it comes to the botched rollout of the executive order temporarily banning most travel to the United States from seven nations with a history of exporting terrorism and temporarily halting the refugee program.
Steve Bannon and multiple senior staffers have refuted claims that Priebus is on the way out or that the President is considering candidates for his replacement.
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy said, “I’m hearing from a number of senior people today that President Trump very much likes the job Reince Priebus is doing and has no intention of replacing him,” in a Newsmax interview.
Don't believe the main stream (fake news) media.The White House is running VERY WELL. I inherited a MESS and am in the process of fixing it.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2017