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Report: Trump Considers Firing Everyone for His Own Mistakes

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

According to Axios and the New York Times, Trump is considering firing numerous people from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to Press Secretary Sean Spicer because they've made the regime look like fools in the press.

Trump is also apparently unhappy with members of his cabinet.

He is dissatisfied with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, communications director Michael Dubke and press secretary Sean Spicer, and has been particularly critical of Spicer, according to the Times, which cited “a half-dozen” unnamed officials in the West Wing.

Axios on Sunday reported, citing unnamed White House sources, that Trump’s ire also extends to members of his Cabinet, though the report noted that Trump “often talks about firing people when things go south and does not follow through on it.”

Yes, Trump doesn't follow up on a lot of threats, but if there's one reason to think he might follow through on his one it's because Trump-whisperer Jared Kushner is also pointing fingers.

Much of the internal blame has fallen to the communications operation, with Kushner and other top officials questioning why the small army of press staffers led by Spicer and Dubke took so long to forcefully defend the president’s decision and agree to a set of talking points that could withstand scrutiny, according to several White House officials.

The consensus inside the White House is that their "systems" are failing according to the Washington Post, but I don't think success, however you measure it, is even possible.

Trump could replace Sean Spicer, but what difference would it really make? Regardless of who stands at the podium each day, they're going to be contradicted by their boss every other hour of every day. Trump himself does not agree to one set of talking points, so how can his communications team?

You could say the same for members of Trump's cabinet. None of them have done much of anything at all. That could be why he's unhappy with them, but their agencies also have numerous openings that Trump hasn't nominated anyone to fill.

Trump behaves like a man who is still barking orders at corporate lackeys from atop Trump Tower, but I can't say this is what running the government "like a business" looks like. It isn't. The corporate world has more accountability than the Trump regime, and that's saying something. If Trump were the CEO of a publicly-traded company, he'd be thrown out the front door in an instant. Trump has never had that level of responsibility or been held to that level of scrutiny and accountability. He inherited a private business from his father that he's repeatedly driven into the ground.

The presidency is just Trump's latest ego-stroking, get-rich-quick scheme.

  • Christopher Foxx

    with Kushner and other top officials questioning why the small army of press staffers led by Spicer and Dubke took so long to forcefully defend the president’s decision

    That it’s because the decision was indefensible is, of course, something that never occurs to these elites.

  • Aynwrong

    Simply stated, the fish rots from the head.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump is desperate to use his TV catchphrase again, as if that would make his administration run more smoothly. And Jared Kushner is blaming the White House Communications Office instead of his father-in-law for the chaos engulfing the White House.

    The beatings will continue until morale improves.

    This. Is. Not. Normal.

    –alopecia

  • Will they ever get it through their thick skulls that perception is not the problem here?

    Americans hate a policy. They respond by changing buzzwords, switching out who is reading the talking points, they name it something diametrically opposed to what is actually in it, they do anything and everything short of changing the policy.

    And it’s not just a Trump thing. It is the GOP way.

    • ninjaf

      This is how the win over the “low information” voter.

  • ninjaf

    Gee. could the problem be caused by the one person who always seems to be involved in every crisis: Donald J. Trump? What? No? Not possible? Pfffft!