President Trump once ordered former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to exterminate a fly during a White House meeting, according to a report Friday.
Citing a source familiar with the incident, The Washington Post reported that the commander in chief became distracted by a “buzzing” fly during an Oval Office meeting and summoned Priebus to kill the pesky insect.
The relationship between Priebus and Trump has had its ups and downs. Back in 2016, Priebus suggested Trump withdraw from the presidential race after the emergence of the now infamous Access Hollywood tape of Trump talking about groping women, The New York Times reported.
“No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner,” Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee, said at the time. “Ever.”
That was something Trump had trouble forgetting and Priebus’ loyalty was often questioned, according to the Post. Citing White House officials, the Post reported that the call to remove Priebus from his position “heightened over the past 10 days or so.”