Source: The Washington Post
President Trump’s relationship with Bob Vander Plaats was rocky when the Iowa evangelical and political activist decided to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) for president.
Although Vander Plaats ultimately supported Trump in the November election, things heated up between the two again in the past week, this time prompted by a vulgar, profanity-filled tirade from White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
In an interview with the New Yorker, Scaramucci called the now former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus a “f—— paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac” and said that Priebus would be asked to resign very shortly amid a White House shake-up.
Vander Plaats, whom the New York Times called “an influential leader of Iowa’s Christian right,” heads the Family Leader, an evangelical group that advocates for political candidates and policy issues. Vander Plaats took issue with Scaramucci’s harsh language and went on Twitter on Friday to tell Trump that the new White House communications chief was the one who needed to go.