You know what happens when you turn to the wrong people for advice? You make a mess of yourself. Just take President Donald Trump for example.
Certain longtime friends and advisers of trump, those that he consults in secret are urging him to reboot. Now he is considering a “huge reboot” that can probably take out everyone from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon (yes, he still exists), to counsel Don McGahn and press secretary Sean Spicer.
“He’s frustrated and angry at everyone.”
He is also irritated with some of his Cabinet members. These rumors intensified after he sacked former FBI Director, James Comey. Apparently, his friends are telling him that several of his top aides don’t even know how to work with him. They are also quick to point out that his approval ratings are not rising.
“The advice he’s getting is to go big — that he has nothing to lose. The question now is how big and how bold. I’m not sure he knows the answer to that yet.”
If Trump follows through with the huge reboot, we may have to expect that he’ll be facing another set of problems when he fires all his aides.
He won’t have enough family members to man his fort.
Another thing is that even if doing that results to the decrease in fighting and leaks, it won’t do the same for the problems. We all know why, because it’s the president, not the staff, who calls the shots.
Axios reports these as the cross-currents in Trump’s Cabinet:
- Wilbur Ross when he took what was perceived as a victory lap on a China trade announcement
- Attorney General Jeff Sessions when he made an announcement about increasing prison sentences and that Jared is working on a criminal-justice reform.
- HHS Secretary Tom Price because of the health-care legislation.
While there are no single aides or staff expected to get sacked soon, a West Wing shuffle is more probable.
(More after the jump.)
I guess the real challenge here is finding new top aides that will be able to stand to work with the president.
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