And so the other shoe has dropped. After months of expectation, Trump has announced that Chief of Staff John Kelly will be leaving his position by the end of this year. The Washington Post is reporting that the parting could be disastrous for Trump. Notes the paper, “… the departure of Kelly — a four-star general with battlefield experience and deep government know-how — deprives the West Wing of a seasoned leader who was seen by allies as a check on some of the president’s most reckless impulses.“
But, then, the departure was probably inevitable. Kelly’s relationship with 45 was strained at best, as he tried to keep the president under something like control.
The question, though, is what Trump will do now, once he is no longer restrained (even minutely) by Kelly’s attempt to keep him course.
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