Reince Priebus's file

Priebus

Republican from Wisconsin

Reince Priebus was the first chief of staff to President Donald Trump, replaced by John Kelly in July 2017. Priebus was previously chairman of the Republican National Committee, a post he assumed in 2011. He is also the former chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. He was an unsuccessful Wisconsin state Senate candidate in 2004. He is a Kenosha, Wis., native and lawyer.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True1 (%)(1)
  • Mostly True3 (%)(3)
  • Half True9 (%)(9)
  • Mostly False2 (%)(2)
  • False14 (%)(14)
  • Pants on Fire1 (%)(1)

Recent stories featuring Reince Priebus

How does Trump White House turnover compare to Bush, Obama?

In the past six months, the Trump administration has seen the firing or resignation of its chief of staff, communications director, press secretary, FBI director, ethics director, national security adviser and more. But is the Trump turnover as rapid as it seems?

In Context: Tirade against Reince Priebus

President's new communications director blasted Priebus in an article the day before the Wisconsinite was replaced.

Our May High Five: From Pants on Fire to True

Our most-clicked fact checks in May 2017 spanned the Truth-O-Meter.

High Five: Attacks on Syria, Black Lives Matter

Our most-clicked items in April 2017 included Donald Trump's attacks on Syria and David Clarke's attacks on Black Lives Matter.

Ahead of Donald Trump's Wisconsin visit, his record as president on the meter

Most of the statements Donald Trump has made as president that have been checked by PolitiFact have received ratings toward the bottom of the Truth-O-Meter.