Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy, a close friend and ally of President Donald Trump, said Sunday the president was planning on making “one or two major changes“ to his administration.
“The president told me he’s perplexed by all of these reports, there’s chaos at the White House, more mass staff changes,” Ruddy said on ABC’s “This Week.“ “He told me that he thinks the White House is operating like a smooth machine, in his words.”
Ruddy added: “He did say that he’s expecting to make one or two major changes to his government very soon, and that’s going to be it. “
The departures of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, White House chief of staff John Kelly and others have all been rumored.
In recent weeks, Trump has replaced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, economic adviser Gary Cohn with Larry Kudlow, and national security adviser H.R. McMaster with former Bush administration official John Bolton. Attorney John Dowd also stepped down.