According to incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, “every single thing” Donald Trump has said “has been factual” and supported by all but 20% of Americans.
On Saturday, the President-elect responded to China’s seizure of a naval drone by tweeting “[W]e don’t want the drone they stole back- let them keep it!”
One day later, Priebus claimed that Trump’s tweet, and everything else he has done, is approved by almost all of the American people.
Priebus told Fox News host Chris Wallace, “I don’t think it’s all that provocative.”
“You mean the One China policy is up for grabs?” Wallace asked.
“We’re not suggesting we’re revisiting One China policy right now,” Priebus insisted. “And he’s not president right now and he’s respectful to the current president.”
“The Chinese ripped a drone out of the water,” Priebus continued. “President-elect said this is an unprecedented act, totally inappropriate. He didn’t quite use those words, but that’s essentially what he said in a tweet.”
Priebus says that the U.S. military shouldn’t “want the drone back” since it’s been handled by the Chinese government.
“I think every single thing he’s done has been factual and has been in line with where 80 percent of the American people are,” Priebus insisted.