Announcement Date: May 18, 2017

Phil Ruffin, who co-owns the Trump International Hotel – Las Vegas, rejected rumors that he could potentially join the Trump White House in a staff shake up. “You’re kidding! You’re kidding! God, no!” Ruffin told The Wichita Eagle when asked about the rumors. Ruffin, who occasionally talks to President Trump, also praised the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to conduct the investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, adding, “Donald did nothing wrong with the Russians. He didn’t borrow money from the Russians. He doesn’t know Vladimir Putin.”