Trump: I Don't Trust Everybody In The White House


President Trump said Sunday he doesn't trust everybody in his cabinet in an interview with '60 Minutes' on CBS:

Lesley Stahl: You have said that this administration is like a smooth-running machine. And yet, we keep hearing that the White House is in chaos.

President Donald Trump: It's-- wrong, it's so false. It's fake news. I'm changing things around. And I'm entitled to. I have people now on standby that will be phenomenal. They'll come into the administration, they'll be phenomenal.

Lesley Stahl: More people gonna go?

President Donald Trump: Yeah, other people will go, sure.

Lesley Stahl: 'Cause so many people, you have kind of a record of --on turnover.

President Donald Trump: I think I have a great Cabinet. There're some people that I'm not happy with.

Lesley Stahl: Who are you not happy with?

President Donald Trump: No, I don't wanna say that but

Lesley Stahl: Come on.

President Donald Trump: Not I don't want to say that.

But I have some people that I'm not thrilled with. And I have other people that I'm beyond thrilled with.

Lesley Stahl: What about General Mattis? Is he going to leave?

President Donald Trump: Well, I don't know. He hasn't told me that. I have--

Lesley Stahl: Do you want him to--

President Donald Trump: --a very good relationship with him. It could be that he is. I think he's sort of a Democrat, if you wanna know the truth. But General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very well. He may leave. I mean, at some point, everybody leaves. Everybody. People leave. That's Washington.

Lesley Stahl: The first lady, Melania. She said that there are still people in the White House that she doesn't trust and that you shouldn't trust.

President Donald Trump: I feel the same way. I don't trust everybody in the White House, I'll be honest with you.

Lesley Stahl: You go to a meeting, do you have to wonder, "Is he wearing a wire--"

President Donald Trump: I'm usually --

Lesley Stahl:–or whatever?

President Donald Trump: Not so much a wire. I'm usually guarded. And I think I'm guarded anyway. But I'm not saying I trust everybody in the White House. I'm not a baby. It's a tough business. This is a r-- this is a vicious place. Washington DC is a vicious, vicious place. The attacks, the-- the bad mouthing, the speaking behind your back. --but-- you know, and in my way, I feel very comfortable here.

Lesley Stahl: It takes a president a while to find his sea legs.

President Donald Trump: I think so. I mean, I felt comfortable at the beginning, other than it was a little surreal to say I'm the president of the United States, but I think that's true with everybody.

Lesley Stahl: POTUS.

President Donald Trump: Now I very much feel like POTUS. I do. I feel like the president. You know, for a little while, it's like-- "Mr. President, sir." It's-- even my friends, they call me, they-- they don't call me Donald-- they call me Mr. President. And I say, "Will you please loosen up?" I've learned on the job. I have.

Lesley Stahl: And you feel comfortable?

President Donald Trump: I feel very comfortable, yeah.

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