“I want to see all of our jobs be cleaned up,” Trump told a group of conservative activists last year.
“And if we can’t get rid of it, I want to do a better job of cleaning it up.”
But as the president has faced scrutiny from Democrats and his own party over his alleged ties to Russia, the country’s leaders have largely steered clear of publicly criticizing the president.
The president has also made a number of controversial appointments, including his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, who was ousted last week amid mounting calls for his resignation.
Priebus was pushed out in an unprecedented purge of top Trump administration officials that the White House blamed on Priebus’s inability to maintain the president’s political loyalty.