Maine Gov. Paul LePage said President Donald Trump needs to find a right-hand person so his administration can run more smoothly.
LePage supported Trump during the state's Republican caucus and the presidential election. He said Thursday on WGAN-AM radio that "we've got to tell him that the TV show's over and he's got to move on now.
"In his case, there's too much competition," LePage said. "Everybody's fighting to be that number one person, you're going to have a lot of slip-ups. I've met Donald Trump. He does promote some competition. He brings that business aspect to it."
Instead of promoting competition, the governor said it would be a good idea to deputize someone as the go-to person. He said the logical choice is Vice President Mike Pence.
"He goes through Pence, he's going to have somebody who's very qualified. He can help Donald Trump get his message out. He's got the making of being a great president, but he's got to have some structure in that White House."
Like Trump, LePage has had his own quarrels with the media. The governor has both praised and criticized Trump in the past. He has said Trump's "authoritative" style is good for the country, but he has also said Trump was his third choice for president.