According to The Hill and an endless list of unnamed sources, President Trump’s White House staff is scrambling to keep up with his decision-making following the firing of James Comey. “Sources close to the news outlet” said they were blind-sided by his decision to fire Comey, and as a result, are not confident with their own positions at this time.
“We’ve all seen this movie before,” one former Trump adviser allegedly told The Hill. “I don’t know that it’s any more or less real this time, but it’s getting old. If you have a problem, fix it and move on.”
This comment comes as rumors are swirling around the administration indicating change could be coming at any time, which has reportedly damaged morale with staff. The most prevalent speculation surrounds Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
In a recent interview, Trump said Spicer is a “nice man,” but did not comment further on whether or not he would keep him in his current position.
“He’s doing a good job, but he gets beat up,” Trump said.
Leaks from the White House aren’t helping the situation. Sources claim Trump has been selective with whom he chooses to disclose information due to the fact there are people on his staff that have their own best interests in mind.
“You almost have to clean house and bring in true believers that are better capable of governing. Dissatisfied people leak, so clearly a lot of senior advisers are not happy,” a former campaign adviser allegedly told The Hill.
But the problem is not an easy one to solve since Trump’s trust in others is reportedly running low. He sees very few people as loyal, especially after getting hit hard by a lot of GOP members during his campaign. Switching up the White House and finding replacements is not that simple.
“He’s going to have to bring in a real, real political pro to fix this thing,” said a Trump associate to The Hill.
Of course there are also those that believe Trump has brought these problems upon himself. Our very own DML said today on his Walk & Talk, “Trump is not controlling the narrative. He is moving too fast. He needs to slow down and control the DC machine like Tom Brady controls a football game.” DML added, “Everyone is out to get him, and so he has to realize that some of the off the cuff, send from my gut tweets are going to hurt him. In the world of celebrity it’s OK. When you’re president, it’s not.”
“The problem is not Spicer or White House communications director Michael Dubke if you tell them 45 minutes in advance that you’re firing Jim Comey,” said one former adviser to The Hill. “If you lack confidence in your communications team, go find people you have confidence in.”
The Hill said White House spokespeople did not respond to requests for comments on this subject.
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