The recent resignations of top officials within the Trump administration have created a swirling media frenzy around the White House.
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Trump batted down widespread rumors of internal chaos within his administration Tuesday, saying he welcomes “conflict” and that he welcomes opposing viewpoints.
"They all want a piece of that Oval Office, they want a piece of the West Wing," Trump said. "It's tough. I like conflict, I like having two people with different points of view, and I certainly have that. And then I make a decision. But I like watching it, I like seeing it, and I think it's the best way to go."
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told FOX Business’ Kennedy that the American people elected a president who would arrive to the political beltway as a “disruptor.”
“[Trump] is a disruptor. This isn’t politics as usual. This is not a traditional White House, but that’s not what the American people wanted and that’s not what he campaigned on. He said, ‘I am going to come in, knock things around, change things up,’” he said.
Spicer thinks the Trump administration’s chaos portrayal has been often overplayed.
“It’s not like people are running around. If you walk through the White House of the West Wing on any given day, it’s very calm and quiet,” he said.
Spicer, who resigned from his White House post in July 2017, said he was honored to serve as press secretary, but “relieved” to have resigned.
“I walked into a job that I thought that I approach in a very traditional sense…and it wasn’t a traditional role that the president wanted,” he said.
Although it may appear that Spicer’s departure ended badly, he continues to communicate with the president and says he counts his blessings for the opportunity to have served in his administration.
“I still talk to the president. I appreciate the honor he gave me, but more importantly, I think it’s who I am,” Spicer said.