Inside the Air Force One ride where Trump shook up his staff

WASHINGTON — Four New York lawmakers got a firsthand glimpse of a historical White House staff shake-up on what was supposed to be a fun trip on Air Force One with President Trump.

But when GOP Reps. Dan Donovan, Peter King, Chris Collins and Lee Zeldin boarded the presidential plane July 28 to Long Island, there was already tension in the air.

Fox News was flashing on TVs in the conference room area of the plane where the four sat with chief of staff Reince Priebus and communications director Anthony Scaramucci. The rivals were at opposite ends and not speaking to each other as newscasters recounted the vile names Scaramucci had called Priebus in a tirade with a reporter.

“It was a little awkward with Reince and Anthony Scaramucci sitting around the same table — needless to say,” Collins told The Post.



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