The Trump Administration truly has a revolving door at the front of it. On Friday, the news broke that Trump’s longtime Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was out of the job — but the Friday firings news doesn’t end there.
POLITICO is now reporting that the Trump Administration’s Public Liaison director George Sifakis is out.
‘George Sifakis, director of the Office of Public Liaison, is leaving the White House, according to multiple administration sources… Sources familiar with situation said White House started looking for candidates to replace him in early August.’
The White House declined to comment when pressed on the issue by POLITICO. The publication notes that Sifakis is an ally of former RNC Chair Reince Priebus, who went on from his position in the GOP to serve as Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff until his abrupt firing on July 31. Trump fired Priebus after a long period of him being at odds with some of Trump closest allies.
As we all know, the president is intent upon turning his administration into little more than a single-minded vehicle to accomplish his wishes, so for any Priebus ally, it’s only a matter of time before they find themselves unemployed. On that note, it’s worth mentioning that POLITICO does not specify whether Sifakis resigned or was forced out.
Earlier in the year, when Sifakis was first appointed to the position, Bloomberg described his role as being to “coordinate for the administration with various interest groups, including outreach to corporations, advocacy organizations, and state and local elected officials.”
He served alongside former New York mayor and longtime Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani’s son, Andrew and had former Republican National Committee deputy political director Jennifer Korn and former Texas Republican Party Chairman Steve Munisteri as deputies.
It’s worth noting, when it comes to the question of who will replace Sifakis, that longtime Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci was at one point considered for the position. His appointment was put on hold because of issues with his ethics clearance.
Besides Bannon and Sifakis (and Priebus), an array of other Trump Administration officials have lost their jobs over the course of the six months or so that Donald Trump has occupied the White House
For instance, way back at the beginning of the year, presidential National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn was forced out of the job after lying about meeting with then-Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak.
Much more recently, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was forced out of the job before he even officially started, after doing an expletive laden interview with reporter Ryan Lizza in which he lashed out at various other members of the Trump Administration.
There is no indication that the flow of people out of the Trump Administration is going to stop anytime soon. It’s not like the president has any idea what he’s doing when it comes to being able to actually fulfill his promise of surrounding himself with only the “best people.”
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