“You’re fired!” Two words made famous by reality TV star turned President of the United States.
Unlike President Trump’s predecessor, Baby Black Jesus, the world’s top leader makes no bones about changing people.
Obama kept the most incompetent group of professional do-nothing bureaucrats around him than the law allows. In fact, if you get 4 people killed on an obvious day for an attack on your embassy, you can get a promotion. Such was the case of Susan Rice, promoted in the wake of the Benghazi lie. And her boss, Hillary Clinton ran for president. Her campaign slogan could have been, “Elect me, and I will really show you how to kill Americans!”
That’s how things worked when insanity reigned. Because Obama owed favors. Thus he was forced to pay people back for getting him (or keeping him) elected. You can’t fire those people, because they know secrets.
Under Trump, that’s not the case.
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When President Trump sees incompetence or somebody who can’t read the tea leaves, he unceremoniously fires you. He’s done it for the entirety of his presidency, and that’s what happened with his now former National Security Adviser.
According to CNBC:
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had fired national security advisor John Bolton, saying he had “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.”
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. Clearly I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Trump said in a tweet.
“I thank John very much for his service. And I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
If you’re like me, you love Trump’s candor in letting people go.
He doesn’t say that the person plans to spend time with him or her family. Nor does he make up some lame excuse for the person’s departure. No, Trump tells you why the person is being let go. Simple. And that’s why supporters believe Trump.
In the case of Bolton, he’s a nice guy. But he wasn’t up for the task that Trump set out for him. And with the latest incident involving the Taliban, Bolton had to know the writing was on the wall.
Most politicos considered Bolton a war hawk. President Trump uses the economy for war, versus missiles and troops. Bolton never saw the true genius of this move, preferring “old school” methodologies perhaps more useful during the Cold War era.
Recently, Bolton blew it with the Taliban.
Trump invited the Taliban to a meeting, and Bolton objected. Trump sees the Taliban as potential leaders of Afghanistan, and wants to understand their needs. One thing is for sure: Trump wants no part of governing Afghanistan. He knows that he can apply economic pressure when necessary.
And while Leftists attempt to lampoon Trump’s meeting, ask this simple question: What did Obama (or any other president) accomplish in Afghanistan?
Those ridiculing President Trump have no success stories to point to. And the so-called “experts” have been exposed as knuckleheads by Trump.
He will generally indulge one mistake. But that mistake can’t make him or his administration look incompetent. If you do that, there is no “one accident forgiveness”.
Mattis, Priebus, and many others faced Trump in the “board room” at the White House. Trump handed them their walking papers and moved on.
I remember when Trump let a few people go early on, and the media tried to make a big deal about turnover. I reported at the time that Trump will turn over his staff as much as if not more than most other presidents.
Trump doesn’t see this as weakness, but culling the herd of the weak. And he’s right. Business does this all the time, and government should take a lesson from capitalist in this regard. However, government hasn’t played by these rules. Because as I mentioned earlier, in government, people earned their positions by fundraising or other means. These people aren’t concerned about competence, and neither are those who put them in their positions.
Great news for America.
President Trump brings his methodology to government. And since he is beholden to nobody, he owes no favors.
Trump expects competence in government. And in his next four years he will have assembled the most amazing team in modern-day politics.