President Trump will remove Reince Priebus if and when he loses confidence in the chief of staff, press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday before declining to specify whether Trump is still satisfied with Priebus' performance.

"I think what we have — this is a White House that has a lot of different perspectives because the president hires the very best people," Sanders told reporters at the White House.

If Trump loses confidence in Priebus, "he'll make that decision," Sanders said.

The incoming press secretary said White House staff have a "healthy competition" among themselves because Trump appreciates dissenting voices on policy.

"The people that are here are here because they love the president," Sanders said.

Speculation that Priebus could soon leave the West Wing has reached new heights this week as Anthony Scaramucci, newly minted communications director, has aired his disagreements with the chief of staff.