Lewandowski: Failed Health Vote Was Last Straw for Priebus


Sunday on NBC’s  “Meet The Press,” former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare was the final reason for White House chief of staff Reince Priebus’s exit. Partial transcript as follows: TODD: All right, let me just start with a little I guess we’ll call it Sunday morning quarterbacking here. Looking back, what went wrong for Reince Priebus as chief of staff? What went wrong with that relationship in your opinion? LEWANDOWSKI: Part of it, obviously, is that the president wants to bring a new direction, and what that means is making sure his legislative agenda gets done. And what’s very important to the president is fulfilling the campaign promises which he outlined. And we saw this week a legislative defeat in congress for the repeal and replace of Obamacare, and that’s something that he campaigned on. And Reince was brought in, as you know, as someone who could work with the members of the House and the Senate to get that legislative agenda done. And with that not being accomplished, the president made a decision to move in a new direction to bring a seriousness to his chief of staff and a