The president has a very hard time keeping people in cabinet positions, as he’s seen the highest turnover rate of any administration in U.S. history. Trump would normally be thrilled about breaking a record, but this is one he wishes he could forget. No one wants to work for the president once they find out what he’s really about, it’s just a question of how long it will take Republicans to catch on to this well-known fact.
The acting secretary of Homeland Security just tendered his resignation, and the president, right on cue, announced it on Twitter to give the appearance that there were no sour feelings about the departure.
We all know better.
This is what Trump tweeted Friday night:
….Congratulations Kevin, on a job well done! I will be announcing the new Acting Secretary next week. Many wonderful candidates!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2019
He really expects us to believe that this Kevin guy had a great experience working in his administration, but if McAleenan said anything negative about Trump in the press, the POTUS would turn on him quicker than he could say NDA.
According to CNN:
A source familiar with McAleenan’s thinking tells CNN that the acting secretary felt he had accomplished all he could given the political realities of today — specifically the unlikelihood that any legislative deal on immigration will happen in an election year. Moreover, with the numbers of undocumented immigrants apprehended or turned away at the border coming down for the fourth consecutive month — 52,546 in September, a 65% drop from May — the lack of crisis is dissuading members of Congress to act and compromise. McAleenan also has two young daughters and a wife with whom he wants to spend more time.
People on Twitter agreed, and the president got an eyeful in the comment threat of his posts. Below are some of the best reactions people had to Trump’s announcement: