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Trump / White House Shake-up / Priebus Resignation, Interview / A Discussion #1113910

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jul 28, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The week's events at President Trump's White House before Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly replaced White House chief of staff Reince Priebus reviewed; details given about Jared Kushner, Trump's Boy Scouts & police speeches, Trump tweets about Attorney General Jeff Sessions & transgender in the military & what White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said yesterday. [Yesterday, SCARAMUCCI - says two fish that don't stink are me & the president & some brothers {he & Reince} are like Cain & Abel.] [On CNN, with Wolf Blitzer, PRIEBUS - explains why he resigned: it is about moving the president's agenda & hitting the "reset button"; reacts to what Scaramucci said about him & Steve Bannon in the interview yesterday; praises Kelly & Bannon; refuses to respond to the "personal stuff."]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Sara Murray) The background to the Priebus resignation, the earlier rumors about Gen. Kelly coming in, what Scaramucci said {on CNN} about Priebus with the support of Trump discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The timing today of the Priebus resignation with earlier denials during the day with Scaramucci as Trump's "hit man" with the likely firing of staffers brought into the White House by Priebus discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, David Axelrod, David Chalian & Ryan Lizza about Trump & the White House staff. [BORGER, CHALIAN, AXELROD, LIZZA - offer views on whether Trump will keep Bannon, who has conservative support, whether Scaramucci & Bannon will be able to work together, how this week exposed the White House as dysfunctional with an impulsive president on twitter, what Kelly will do as chief of staff: can he bring order out of chaos & control White House staff with Scaramucci there, what the president wants from the pugnacious Scaramucci, the lessons of the firing of Priebus with Scaramucci "winning the war," Reince leaving as a good soldier, Scaramucci as a "mini me" of Trump, whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions will move to Homeland Security, the cracks between Trump & his conservative base, the implications of the Scaramucci interview yesterday for Priebus, how the "Republican National Committee wing" of the White House is gone, whether Kelly can fix the internecine rivalry.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Murray, Sara;
Zeleny, Jeff

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