Top White House advisers Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
A year ago, having the two men of very different backgrounds and political pedigree share the same stage would have seemed highly unlikely — but, to many, so did Trump’s election.
Since the beginning of the administration, there have been reports and rumors of tension between Bannon and Priebus and speculation that they represent competing centers of power within the Oval Office, with the more populist Bannon’s influence over Trump often winning out.
But both quickly shot down any speculation of dissension between them.
“We share an office suite together. We’re basically together from 6 in the morning until 11 at night,” Priebus said with a laughed. Later on, he praised Bannon as “a very dear friend,” while Bannon in turn admitted that he “can run a little hot,” but that the White House chief of staff was “indefatigable.”
Asked about the biggest misconceptions about the Trump White House, touching on reports of tension between the two administration leaders, Priebus said “everything” was misreported.