One thing we always hope for as more and more of Trump’s associates resign or get fired is someone, FINALLY, will spill the beans. Who will actually be the first one to crack under the pressure of a tough job, working for an incorrigible boss, and ultimately being spurned hard?
We’re hoping, this time around, it’ll be newly unemployed former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, especially since the Washington Post reported some interesting tidbits about the relationship that existed between the president and his minion.
They reported that, despite Priebus’ expected comments that it’s been an honor working for the president, he supports the president, etc., he really could no longer take it. The WP reported:
‘Allies to Priebus said he told them he had resigned because the internal chaos had become “unsustainable,” and that he felt demeaned by the president’s treatment of him.’
Demeaning treatment? Do tell Prieb.
One thing that worked against Priebus was the fact he pushed for Trump to bow out of the presidential race after the infamous Access Hollywood recording was revealed. It was reported that one official called Priebus’ attempt “a stain he was never going to remove. The scarlet “A.H.”‘
So, obviously, his loyalty was to be questioned consistently by the president. Priebus is a long-time Republican who most likely focuses on the well being of the actual Republican party rather than Trump’s whims. So, what else could the president do to demean the little man? Considering Trump is unafraid to go on Twitter and criticize his most loyal supporters who got him in office, it only got worse. He was officially deemed the Official White House Fly Killer.
‘Trump’s demeaning of Priebus came through in other ways, too. At one point, during a meeting in the Oval Office, a fly began buzzing overhead, distracting the president. As the fly continued to circle, Trump summoned his chief of staff and tasked him with killing the insect, according to someone familiar with the incident.’
He made Priebus kill a fly. Much can be said by the GOP party about former President Barack Obama, but he could at least kill his own flies. At least we know Priebus has the experience to go forward in life and move on to become the next Orkin Man.
Furthermore, another source dished Priebus could not handle the impulsive nature of the administration.
‘One friend said Priebus told him he was frustrated that he could not assert control over basic White House functions, such as policy development, communications and even formal announcements — which sometimes were made impulsively by the president…
Defenders of Priebus said he was given an impossible job of managing a president who chafed at attempts to control his more rash impulses.’
We have to somewhat agree with Priebus’ defenders. He was given an impossible task. He did not support Trump because Trump was his first choice. He supported him because he was the Republican Party’s nominee, and he would have supported whoever had been nominated. Trump, as much as we question his intelligence, is not stupid enough to miss that point. Anyone who appears more concerned over actual policy, party platform, or their own hide should be treading lightly around the president – lest they be ordered to the task of delousing the president.
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