WTF? Now Trump Wants To Dump Chief Of Staff Position And Run The Show Himself

by Michael John Scott

NBC News is reporting that DonaldTrump, in his dubious wisdom, has decided that eliminating the White House chief of staff is the right thing to do. What? In the middle of administration shakeups and the resignation of Trump’s long-suffering lawyer, the captain of the ship of fools is thinking of firing Chief of Staff John Kelly and not naming a successor, say sources close to the Oval Office.

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. 

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8 Responses to WTF? Now Trump Wants To Dump Chief Of Staff Position And Run The Show Himself

  1. Rachael Reply

    March 23, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    The man is certifiable yet Congress does nothing, and so what can the people do? We can do what we did during the Vietnam war.

  2. Bobbie Peel Reply

    March 23, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    He’s running the White House like he ran his business empire, in a state of chaos. Seems the only way he can operate. He doesn’t like something, change it, doesn’t like someone, fire them. Government means nothing to him.

    • Tall Stacey Reply

      March 23, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      Yep, just like his business empire. He bankrupted over and over, cheated everybody he could, broke every law, and every decency, laundered money, legitimized “the Mobs”, profiteered…. And he ran his businesses on Russian money.

  3. Tall Stacey Reply

    March 23, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    The framers of the Constitution were pretty smart people, decent people, principled people. They could never have envisioned the partisan, treasonous apparatchik that inhabit our governmenty today.

    The Electoral College was established specifically to prevent unqualified, unstable and/or corrupt miscreants from achieving the Presidency. Yet 306 supposedly good men cast their vote to surrender our democracy to the republican party.

    The founders, fearing the potential for abuse of executive power, considered impeachment so important that they made it part of the Constitution even before they defined the contours of the presidency Article 1 gives the House of Representatives the sole power to impeach an official, and it makes the Senate the sole court for impeachment trials. Yet the party prevents it.

    Article III, section 3 provides that the Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, yet they connive to prevent the investigation called to demonstrate and document that very issue.

    The 14th amendment provides that no man’s vote shall carry more weight than another’s. Corporations that cannot vote, yet they have been delivered the right of citizenship. Votes mean little as compared to money. Democracy yields to plutocracy as our “Representatives spend the majority of their time selling their souls to rich supporters. And ignoring the common man. When was the last time you had the opportunity to talk to your representative. When was the last time you thought he/she heard?

    The 25th Amendment provides for the removal of an incapable or incapacitated President, yet the republican party prevents it from happening as they pursue their agenda.

    Our current administration, aided and abetted by the kleptocrats and kakistocrats in Congress, has pushed us to a Constitutional crisis.

    So ask yourself one question. If trump and co. were to order a nuclear attack on North Korea, or Iraq, or Russia today. Do you think that our military would follow that order?

    How do you feel about our militarized police? How about the armed “militias”? The national guard? Which side will they, will you be on?

    We face a crisis. Surrender to the madness? Enthrone an emperor? Impeachment? Insurrection? What other resolution? We have few options, fewer good.

    They say that you’ll know that it has started when the bridges start blowing up.

  4. Michael John Scott Reply

    March 23, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    There are no militarized police but I do think the military will follow his orders. Yes. We face a crisis.

  5. Glenn R. Geist Reply

    March 24, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Perhaps the insane George III was on their minds, perhaps not, but I’m surprised there is no process to depose a president on a vote of no confidence. They keep telling us that this is what the voters wanted, but I doubt it. He’s certainly nothing like what the GOP presented him as being and he certainly would be devastatingly defeated if the vote were held today. In today’s world, having to live with a disastrous mistake for 4 years is just that – a disaster.

    It’s amusing that during the Clinton administration, all the repulsive righties were lamenting that we didn’t have a British system that allows a leader to be removed, but I never thought I’d be singing the same song.

  6. Bill Formby Reply

    March 24, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Folks, we left any semblance of a normal governmental control somewhere around last Spring. Trump and his gang have been moving in the direction all along now. His declaration yesterday that he would never sign another budget bill like this one again tells the tale. By next Spring he will be in total control to the point where hc can tell congress what to do, or congress can rise up and bitch slap in back into his place.

    • Bobbie Peel Reply

      March 24, 2018 at 10:29 am

      If the democrats can keep calm, next spring there might be a Congress he can’t bitch slap.

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