Anyone who would take on the herculean task of being Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff should be praised for bravery, regardless of their other political flaws. After all, this is a job that comes with untold amounts of abuse on a daily basis, the degradation and loss of one’s basic decency and intelligence, and, of course, the risk that one could be fired at a moment’s notice for seemingly no reason at all. Former Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus left his cushy job to be Trump’s Chief of Staff, and he is long gone. He was the guinea pig, and he found out the hard way just how little Trump values those who are loyal to him. Now, it looks like the same is about to happen to General John Kelly, Trump’s current Chief of Staff.
Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair is reporting that time is running out for John Kelly. And, who should be the one charged with finding a new Chief of Staff? Trump’s favorite kid, Ivanka. Sherman says of the situation:
“Ivanka is the most worried about it. She’s trying to figure who replaces Kelly.”
Sherman reports that a Trump adviser told him that Kelly’s goal seems to be to outlast Priebus, but that may not happen. It seems that Trump is furious with Kelly for his comments regarding Trump being “uninformed” on the campaign trail when he promised his rabid, brainwashed cult of followers that they would get a 2,o00 mile wall on the southern border and that Mexico would be forced to foot the bill.
One Republican who is familiar with the situation said to Sherman that Kelly’s overall characterization of his Chief of Staff role is quite bothersome to Trump:
“The more Kelly plays up that he’s being the adult in the room—that it’s basically combat duty and he’s serving the country—that kind of thing drives Trump nuts.”
To put a fine point on that, Trump has reportedly said of Kelly recently:
“I’ve got another nut job here who thinks he’s running things.”
Well, it seems that Trump is unmanageable. Then again, we already knew that. If a Four-Star Marine General cannot contain Trump, who can? Good luck getting anyone else to want to do this job.
America, we’re doomed.
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