Thursday, April 5, 2018

Trump... the FFJ of Presidents?

Trump denies continuing news reports that "chaos" envelopes his “White House,” saying staff turnover and infighting are “part of the normal course of business.”

"People will always come & go," Trump said in a tweet, later adding: "There is no Chaos, only great Energy!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018

Amid real staff departures, Trump also said that "I still have some people that I want to change (always seeking perfection)," but he did not specify who he might be referring to.

During a joint news conference with the prime minister of Sweden, Trump said he won't have any trouble filling all the jobs that have opened up.

Republicans in Washington have seriously questioned whether they would EVER like to work in the Trump White House.

Trump said, "maybe people don’t want to work for Trump," but "everybody [fallacy] wants to work in the White House." Not only does it look good on a resume, Trump said, but the White House is "just a great place to work; it’s got tremendous energy."

Staff turbulence has been a regular feature of the Trump administration since he took office on Jan. 20, 2017.

Within a month Michael Flynn resigned. Within seven months, his chief staff, press secretary, and two communications directors left.

Long-time aide Hope Hicks resigned.

Trump is looking for his fifth communications director.

Spicer left when Trump brought in Anthony Scaramucci. Scaramucci lasted 11 days.

During a press dinner, Trump joked about the upheaval: "It’s been really another calm week at the White House. We finally have it running like a fine-tuned machine."

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, also speaking the dinner, joked that Trump could attend a Mardi Gras-style parade dressed as "King Chaos." Trump laughed.

Trump claims he will have his pick of "ten top people" for various openings at the White House. However there are few – very few – willing to work for Trump.

"Everybody wants to be there," Trump said [knowing it is not the truth]. "And they love this White House because we have energy like rarely before. OK?"


If history is kind to the donald, he will be remembered as the FFJ of Presidents.

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