President Donald Trump, in light of recent controversy regarding Former FBI director James Comey, might be considering shaking things up when it comes to the staff in the White House.
This restructuring would be good for him, as some recent advice he has received resulted in a lot of backlash. The report of this possible major staff change came from Mike Allen on Sunday.
President Trump is particularly furious with his communications team, which is lead by Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Communications Director Michael Dubke. He feels that they failed to defend his decision to fire Comey.
Their lack of loyalty was one of the reasons President Trump decided to keep them in the dark about his decision until last minute.
The West Wing staff are going to be uprooted from the ground up after not working to quell the tension from liberal media about Comey.
They were scrambling and made an odd statement about Trump-Russia ties, which had absolutely nothing to do with President Trump’s decision to let Comey go.
The next day, however, Trump said he had been considering firing Comey for a while, and that Rosenstein’s memo had sealed the deal. Later, Trump again shifted his rhetoric, saying that he had already decided to fire Comey before he got Rosenstein’s memo. The resulting media chaos reportedly threw the White House into turmoil, as aides and surrogates worked to craft a message around the president’s evolving statements to the media. As his staff continues to manage fallout from Comey’s firing, among the people Trump is most upset at are chief of staff Reince Priebus, Dubke, and Spicer, according to the Times report, which cited six West Wing officials. Trump is specifically eyeing a crackdown on his communications team over anger at the number of leaks that have been spilling out of the White House. Axios added that chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House counsel Don McGahn may be among those who are replaced. Trump is “frustrated, and angry at everyone,” one source told Axios, and said that the president is also upset with Cabinet officials, like commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, attorney general Jeff Sessions, and health and human services secretary Tom Price.