This gives ‘cleaning house’ a whole new meaning.
In the last two administrations, flacks and incompetents got to hang around forever.
But now, there’s a new sheriff in town. Flacks and incompetents don’t last long anymore. Neither do staff who don’t work or play well with others.
From June 30, 2017, to June 30 this year, 141 people who worked for the president have hit the bricks. That’s some 37 percent of the staff. Some 56 percent of the “highest-ranking people in Trump’s White House named in last year’s payroll report have since left or have announced they will soon leave,” the Daily Mail reported this month.
Under Barack Obama, the despicable Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt by Congress and the dishonest Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was responsible for the deaths of four Americans, but neither was fired.
Republican administrations have been just as bad. Remember “Brownie”? Despite his blundering incompetence handling the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, FEMA head Michael Brown got a glowing review from Bush, who famously said, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” He wasn’t, of course, but every two weeks taxpayers shelled out thousands of dollars to keep him in his cushy FEMA job (why the former Judges and Stewards Commissioner for the International Arabian Horse Association ever even got appointed to the post is anyone’s guess).
It’s a different story now.
“At the second-highest level of commissioned White House staff — deputy assistants to the president — 43 percent of staffers named in the first Trump payroll report had left by this year’s update, versus 15 percent in the equivalent time frame for the Obama White House,” the Mail reported. “In the third-highest level — special assistants to the president — 39 percent left, versus 24 percent for Obama.”
Serving at the pleasure of the President means something.
If you don’t do your job well, you’re gone.
That’s anyone from ‘the Mooch’ who made the mistake of slagging his own team to the press, to Scott Pruitt.
“Scott Pruitt was told by the White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to resign,” Bloomberg News reported. “That’s according to two people familiar with the matter, who say the former EPA chief didn’t want to leave his post. During a phone call, Kelly told Pruitt that President Donald Trump wanted him to leave after revelations that the administrator’s schedule has been altered to shield some meetings from public view. Pruitt was caught off guard by Kelly’s call Thursday, one source says, just one day after celebrating Independence Day at the White House.”
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