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Those who spend their days in the White House describe Kelly as a stabilizing force, serving as the gatekeeper of who can have, and can’t have an audience with the president and what papers can cross his desk. A forthcoming book about presidential chiefs of staff claims these are the folks who have a huge impact on an administration’s agenda, and that their
“actions — and inactions … have defined the course of our country.”
Fortunately for the United States and the world, the feckless Trump “appears to have tabled the suggestion” of eliminating the role of the chief of staff “for now,” although he is nevertheless “seriously considering” not replacing Kelly if he leaves on his own volition. Trump was allegedly intrigued by the prospect of running the government more like how he ran his failed businesses, with a small number of close aides reporting to him directly.
One source close to the administration said if Trump eliminated the job things wouldn’t be much different:
“Donald Trump is the chief of staff and he already calls the shots.”
So, take a minute, a deep relaxing breath, and just think about this: Donald J. Trump, as erratic as a duck chasing a June bug, would be running the show, all by himself, with perhaps a few “close advisers” like John Bolton, Sean Hannity, Alex Jones, Franklin Graham, a host of TV lawyers, and folk of that ilk. Wow. It just boggles the rational mind.