WHO’S OUT: More Turnover in the Trump Administration
There is no single person uniquely qualified to do tasks in government.
President Trump knows this. Thus, he runs government like a business.
Administration appointees get a certain amount of time to learn their roles and excel. If they do it, they make the cut. If they don’t, then as on The Apprentice, “You’re fired.”
For President Trump, there is no real emotion to firing people. He doesn’t relish doing it; however he doesn’t lose a lot of sleep over it either.
It appears that the next on the list is Sebastian Gorka, at least according to CNN.
Sebastian Gorka, a controversial national security aide in the White House, is expected to leave his job, several administration officials confirm to CNN.
One senior administration official said Gorka is expected to find an opportunity outside the White House soon. Another said it’s possible he would take another job in the administration, but added it’s more likely he will leave altogether. That official said Gorka was simply generating too much controversy for the White House.
Gorka is a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and has been working on the National Security Council and on the Strategic Initiatives Group, which Gorka has described as a focal point for task forces collaborating with people outside government.
Gorka is a former Breitbart national security editor who has been outspoken on the need to confront Islamic terrorism. In his role in the White House, he has become one of Trump’s most prominent public cheerleaders, frequently hitting the radio airwaves to defend the President’s counterterrorism policies and public statements.
Gorka has previously vigorously defended the administration’s travel ban and the President’s continued use of the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism.”
Leftists and most bureaucrats in DC see turnover as a sign of chaos.
This is because politicians are professional bureaucrats who snake their way up the ladder on painstaking rung at a time.
They don’t necessarily learn their jobs. Instead, they learn how to manipulate to get a position and keep a position.
Consider the incompetents who were employed during the Era of Obama. People like former Secretary of State Clinton, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice? These people got high-level government employees killed, with no consequence. Ask yourself what would have happened had America had a competent Commander in Chief at the helm?
The list of hapless rubes Obama hired would embarrass any Leftists with brains, but they overlook these people. All of these mostly career politicians knew the rule of Washington. Go with the flow and back the Leftist play no matter what. And there is no greater Leftist ever born than Obama.
All of this is not to say that turnover is good, per se. Turnover can be chaotic, just not generally for Trump.
Trump knows what it takes to accomplish things.
When you’ve started with a blank slate, a piece of property for example, and it must become something magnificent, you get things done. Creating skyscrapers and resorts requires attention to detail, and only the strong survive.
Rumors persist that Steve Bannon may soon follow Gorka.
On Sunday, Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace asked on “Fox News Sunday” Michael Needham—the CEO of Heritage Action, the government relations arm of the Heritage Foundation’s empire—whether Bannon could be the organization’s next president. Bannon’s role in the White House has reportedly been reduced in recent months, and some have speculated he could leave the position at some point soon.
Rather than simply dismiss the rumor, Needham refused to directly answer the question, saying instead, “I can tell you there’s a lot of speculation in the room and in the media that never misses a chance to divide and attack conservatives.”
Gorka and Bannon are accomplished men, so much so they got the nod to be consultants to the king. But things may have changed.
Becoming counsel to the king proves difficult. But in the time of an accomplished king, staying there is what’s most difficult.
If both these gentlemen receive their “walking papers,” don’t think they will be the last.