Both the White House and the Republican Party continue to implode. Incompetence and a lack of principles define the GOP. Republicans are in dire need of a true leader; somewhere from someone in congress because it never will be their illegitimate president.
Boehner and McConnell failed their party, and Ryan is even worse. The Speaker has proven that he is a hypocrite without morals, principles, and the intellect to lead in the House. As long as Republicans ignore the American people, failure will be their only accomplishment.
Who’s in and who’s out in the White House? Multiple crucial positions remain unfilled as additional firings and resignations dominate the discussion in Washington. The primary reason that the White House exists in a ‘helter skelter’ environment is at the top. Trump’s selections, obviously influenced by Robert Mercer and Vladimir Putin, were extremely poor from day one. Not a single member of his chief advisory staff or his cabinet is qualified for their positions. As Trump has attempted to fill the voids in FEMA, NOAA, the State Department and the Defense Department, he receives more negative responses than positive.
Trump demands complete loyalty from his subordinates, but offers none in return.
Trump had barely been sworn in when he was forced to fire national security adviser Mike Flynn. When James Comey was simply ‘doing his job,’ and serving the American people, Trump fired him. A couple of days ago White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned and the reports for that resignation were conflicting. The word is that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is considering offering his resignation because of a tumultuous relationship with Trump and his staff. He is concerned that his department is woefully under-staffed. But the most interesting possibility for a change in Trump’s circle of sinners which wold have multiple repercussions is the saga of Jeff Sessions.
First of all, let’s tell the truth. Sessions should never have been nominated or confirmed as our nation’s Attorney General. His career has defined him as a white supremacist, and therefore totally unqualified to hold any position in America’s government.
That said, he is Trump’s chief law enforcement officer. Sessions was also the first senator to express his loyalty by endorsing candidate Trump. Trump has dismissed Sessions’ fealty and is now seeking his removal from the Justice Department.
Trump’s complaint; Sessions was doing his job. According to the rule of law, if the Attorney General has a personal or business relationship with a man or woman undergoing an investigation, he must recuse himself. Trump considered that a refusal to support the president.
Just this morning Trump tweeted additional attacks against Sessions, suggesting that if he does not resign, he may be fired.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Trump tweeted at 6:12 a.m.
Here’s more of the truth. Trump is focused on the past because the future appears very dark for his illegitimate presidency. He wants special investigator Robert Mueller fired in hopes of ending the investigation into collusion between Trump and Russia.
Later Trump tweeted: “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign – ‘quietly working to boost Clinton.’ So where is the investigation A.G.”
Trump’s attempts to misdirect the facts is pitiful. His intellect is not great enough to fool most Americans who choose not to be ignorant.
If Trump lasts an entire year, who will remain in his circle of sinners? Trump’s reported temper tantrums in the White House will prevent any qualified candidate who has self-respect from serving Donald Trump. His lack of ability to focus, and his need to have his ego soothed constantly are less than desirable conditions for most professionals.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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