Reince Priebus's file

Priebus

Republican from Wisconsin

In November 2016, Reince Priebus was named by President-elect Donald Trump as White House chief of staff, a post he will take in January 2017. Priebus has been chairman of the Republican National Committee since 2011. Previously, he was 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

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. 

High Five: Trumpcare vs Obamacare

Intense coverage of the Republicans' attempt to replace Obamacare led to clicks on fact checks we did on both plans.

High Five: Claim on net worth of Trump's cabinet leads hit parade

PolitiFact Wisconsin's most-viewed Truth-O-Meter items in January.