Over Memorial Day weekend, speculation was rampant on social media about President Trump possibly shaking up his White House staff.
This morning we ran a poll asking DML readers who they think should be the first to go, and so far Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is attaining the most votes. You can vote in the poll here.
Reportedly, the President met with two of his former campaign team members over the weekend. David Bosie of Citizens United and Corey Lewandowski, a D.C. lobbyist, were both seen leaving the White House. This sighting sparked debate as to whether President Trump will be hiring one of the men to replace Priebus or potentially join his administration in a different role.
This morning during our editorial meeting, Dennis Michael Lynch shared his opinion about what the hiring of either of these two will do for the Trump presidency. “If the president hires either Bosie or Lewandowski for a top spot in the White House, he will live to regret it. The President needs new faces and individuals who don’t come with controversial histories,” said DML.
In the case of Corey Lewandowski, DML feels his hiring would spark negative headlines centered around a lack of respect for women. During the campaign, it was alleged that Lewandowski, a married man, was having an affair with Trump’s public relations executive, Hope Hicks. Lewandowski was also accused of aggressively grabbing a female reporter’s arm that left her bruised during a Trump rally.
“Whether he did or did not grab Michelle Fields inappropriately doesn’t matter. Whether he did or did not have an affair with Hope Hicks doesn’t matter. He has a dark cloud looming over his head, and the president doesn’t need the negative headlines about a guy who is deemed a male chauvinist and a cheat,” said DML.
As for hiring Bosie, DML said this would be an epic mistake. Bosie spearheads an organization called Citizens United, which famously led the charge for businesses and special interests to contribute unlimited dollar amounts to political campaigns.
“With the exception of politicians and D.C. insiders, I don’t know anyone on either side of the aisle who thinks the Citizens United decision helps Americans. If he hires Bosie, Trump only adds further speculation that his administration is reliant on back room deals,” said DML.
Bigger than his role in Citizens United is David Bosie’s ego. According to DML, there are few people in D.C. who love themselves more than Bosie. “Bosie loves the spotlight. I’ve seen it firsthand up and close. President Trump won’t like it much when Bosie starts taking the credit for everything positive,” said DML.
The President needs to go outside his small circle of campaign players. So far, his best picks have been people who didn’t serve with his campaign.
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