5. 🐍 Trump furious about "snakes," brings back loyalists
President Trump has become increasingly furious about what he sees as a government full of "never-Trumpers," Axios' Jonathan Swan reports.
- Administration officials tell Axios Trump feels he’s surrounded by snakes and wants to clear out all the disloyal people.
John McEntee, Trump’s former body man who was fired by former chief of staff John Kelly over security clearance issues and recently returned to the West Wing, is expected to lead the Presidential Personnel Office.
- Why it matters: Trump sees McEntee as the ultimate loyalist, and he has assigned him the powerful role of picking personnel across the federal government.
Hope Hicks, former White House communications director and a close Trump aide, will also return to the White House.
- Hicks' title will be counselor to the president, and she'll work closely with Jared Kushner.
What's next: Trump has been asking for names of people he should fire.
📺 Other news about Trump originals: We hear Dave Bossie's Fox News contract hasn't been renewed. Bossie didn't reply to queries about his next move.