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Reported White House shakeup could see the departure of both Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon

President Trump could soon swap out his White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Axios reports, based on conversations with aides and advisers. The potential shakeup might also see the departure of chief strategist Stephen Bannon, although a top aide speaking with Axios added: "Things are happening, but it's very unclear the president's willing to pull that trigger."

Other potential replacements for Priebus include the Blackstone Group's Wayne Berman, David Urban of the advisory firm American Continental Group, and Trump's economic adviser Gary Cohn.

Priebus and Bannon have served as tense counterbalances to each other at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. While Trump's alleged annoyance with Priebus has been rumored for weeks, Bannon only more recently has been said to have started getting on Trump's nerves.