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NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s newly sworn-in cabinet has a big cheerleader in the White House: his new chief of staff, Reince Priebus.
Trump and Priebus have been allies since the 2016 campaign, and the two men have built a close relationship since their first day in the West Wing.
The two men were also longtime friends of the Clintons.
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, Trump appointed Priebus as his chief of policy.
That came amid reports of Priebus and Trump discussing a possible meeting that Trump’s top aides had held with the French president about the attacks.
While Priebus was reportedly reluctant to discuss that meeting, Trump said he would not be deterred.
“We’ll see what happens,” Trump said.
Priebus, who is the Republican chairman of the Republican National Committee, was named chief of the White the White house last month.
The news of Priebus’s appointment is not the first time Priebus has been a target for criticism.
The New York Times reported last month that Priebus had “fallen in love” with the Clintons, whom he described as “smart and talented” and a “family who were extremely supportive” during his first year in the job.
Priebus was widely criticized for not taking on the Clintons during his time as Trump’s chief of security, which led to criticism that he was too cozy with them.
When asked about Priebus, Trump seemed to have a bit of a change of heart about the issue when asked if he was a “friend” of the two Clintons.
“Well, you know, I mean, I haven’t really talked to them in a long time,” Trump told ABC News.
“I’ve known them a long, long time.
I’ve known some of them in the business.
I mean they’ve been great people.”