The lunch included former chiefs of staff Jack Lew, Bill Daley, Pete Rouse, Emanuel, Bolten, Andy Card, John Podesta, Samuel Skinner, Ken Duberstein and Jack Watson.
Priebus sat between Skinner, who served in the George H.W. Bush White House, and Emanuel. Across the table from Priebus were McDonough and Podesta, who was chief of staff in Bill Clinton’s White House and recently chaired Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to the reporters’ pool report.
“Thank you for having me. It’s great,” Priebus said before the pool was escorted from the room.