Narcissists love firing people, and Trump is certainly no exception. But at least they usually fire people to their faces. Trump can’t even do that. These people all found out via Twitter.
It’s like the Oval Office air itself is corrosive to the human brain. They’re all going mad in there, at varying rates of degeneracy.
Meanwhile, at least one Republican is already planning to oppose the CIA director Mike Pompeo, Trump’s nominee to succeed Tillerson as Secretary of State.
And Trump’s new nominee to run the CIA, Gina Haspel
, is giving agita to Senate Republicans because of her role in overseeing an interrogation and detention program
H.R. McMaster, whose fate as national security adviser is in doubt
, according to several sources.
In fact, the news story actually broke a few days ago that McMaster was already on his way out
when all of a sudden the White House reversed itself on the matter.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders,
who former Trump aide Sam Nunberg
described as “unattractive” and a “fat slob” now claims Trump “likes” working with the three-star general.
The national security establishment is panicked about the potential of hardliner John Bolton
replacing him in that capacity, and the rest of the world should be too.
Richard Painter, the former chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, blasted the prospect.
“John Bolton was by far the most dangerous man we had in the entire eight years of the Bush Administration,”
Painter tweeted on Friday
. “Hiring him as the president’s top national security advisor is an invitation to war, perhaps nuclear war.”Painter ended his post with the apocalyptic words: “this must be stopped at all costs.” One is reminded of Ramsay Bolton, the psychopath who skins people on Game of Thrones.
All of this has led to a tremendous consternation among Senators, who among everything else are becoming overburdened with too many nominations.
“With everything else we have to do around here, having the prospect of two additional confirmation fights perhaps is going to be a challenge,” said Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate Republican.
This should have been over and done with a year ago.
In spite of those precautionary words, Trump is signaling he’s eager for a shake-up
. He said Tuesday he is “getting very close to having the Cabinet” he has envisioned and has privately vowed to purge the “deadweight”, according to one administration official.
At any rate, these plans for a broader shake-up
has created even more of a cloud of chaos in the White House, where it’s said that everyone is really on edge. Numerous White House sources reportedly told CNN they feel “left in the dark” and are said to be more than a little uneasy about who will be fired or forced into resignation next.
That uncertainty has contributed to low morale, which has plagued the White House since the day of its monstrous birth anyhow.
Low morale. That one, at least, seems like a no-brainer. We were writing articles about all these guys on their way in. Steve Bannon
, Michael Flynn
, Rex Tillerson
, Reince “Fly-Killer” Priebus, etc. None of them made it eighteen months. And now that even retiring isn’t enough to ensure that you- and your career’s pension- will be peacefully allowed to go, one can only imagine. They must feel like they are being held hostage, which in fact they are.
Going forward, it’s important to realize that a tumultuous tempest of a time is in store for us, no matter what manner of monster he tries filling these posts with. We cannot let it split the left. All of this is being cooked up, like one great big festering neon distraction.
Good thing millennials listen to Tool.