The mainstream media, which widely reported that there would be a massive shake-up in the White House staff by July 4, got it wrong again.
The error represents the latest of several reports of internal White House battles and threats by President Trump to dismiss his entire staff and hire a new team that have turned out to be inaccurate.
“The same folks who called the election wrong are calling this presidency wrong,” said a Trump aide.
The latest prediction was that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus would be fired if he did not overhaul the White House staff by July 4, which was yesterday.
Politico reported five sources confirming that rumor, but also included the disclaimer that Trump might not dismiss Priebus.
Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center told Secrets, “I’ve lost count of how many times the ‘news’ media have reported the imminent political death of Reince Priebus. Mark Twain could relate to him.”
“They’ve declared so many people fired at the White House, I’m surprised there’s anyone left over there,” Bozell said.
Longtime GOP communicator Ron Bonjean, co-founder of Washington-based Rokk Solutions, said, “When some in the media frequently continue to report on supposedly imminent major White House staff changes that never seem to come true, these stories can end up playing right into the fake news trap over the long-term.”
To date, only the former White House communications director has left the administration. Following his departure, some in the media predicted that Press Secretary Sean Spicer was slated to go as well.
Those predictions proved wrong when reports surfaced that Spicer was expanding his role by assuming the communications position and extending his reach to the entire administration’s press operations.
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