THE T-RUMP REAPER


THE TRUMPSTER - DUMPSTER

Those who serve the devil, AKA Donald’s Dorks, really can’t do what they think is right.  They work for a certified screwball sick narcissistic micromanager, running the nations railroads with the skill set of a new HO train enthusiast on a one four foot circle track.

He will at some point, if not stopped, finish destroying this country.  He is a liar, mentally unstable, brilliant as a manipulator when his money,  lawyers, and fellow scumbags  collaborate together for their own personal good.    

It will take a while till the other TRUMPETS eventually meet the reaper at some time in their career, or at the end of their career,  the Reapers down and out list of victims, some lucky enough to get out early, and maybe will be the hero's, or survivors of the regime.  The following were lucky enough to get out of the forthcoming mess.

Of the people who resigned all had something in common, they saw through the sickness that became the new Presidents motis-operandi and had the honor and respect for the nation to not serve a madman. The appointees to the cabinet below might mean well, many have convoluted extreme positions against earth warming, energy and resources, the environment, education and health care, housing and redevelopment.  

But to be honest I only see three maybe four competent to do the job, the others are just crony’s and time will tell, but I fear more harm than good.  And it will take years to rebuild... just as it took Obama to fix the mess Bush 43 put us in.  Unfortunately the harm being done to our reputation in the world will take decades as we will be surpassed by the Chinese.



PREDICTIONS:  After listening to Rick Perry at Congressional Committee meetings last week, he sounds as ill-prepared and as nervous as ever.  Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change.

Perry told a Senate committee Thursday that he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the department and insisted it performs critical functions, particularly in protecting and modernizing the nation’s nuclear stockpile.

‘‘My past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking,’’ Perry said. ‘’In fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination.’’  In 2011, at a Republican presidential primary debate, Perry became a punchline who famously forgot the department was one of the agencies he wanted to eliminate.

At his confirmation hearing, Perry also pledged to promote and develop American energy in all forms, advance the department’s science and technology mission, and carefully dispose of nuclear waste. And he acknowledged that climate change is real.

‘‘I believe some of it is naturally occurring, but some of it is also caused by man-made activity,’’ Perry told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. ‘‘The question is how do we address it in a thoughtful way that doesn’t compromise economic growth, the affordability of energy, or American jobs.’’

Perry, who served 14 years at Texas governor, said he was for ‘‘all of the above’’ on energy production — oil and gas to renewable sources like wind and solar power — before President Obama embraced the strategy.

Democrats and environmental groups have derided Perry’s nomination, calling him a steep drop-off from the two renowned physicists who preceded him as energy chief, Steven Chu and Ernest Moniz. Perry earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University, where he was also a member of the Corps of Cadets and a Yell Leader.

Moniz said last week that he and Perry had discussed the ‘‘special role’’ of the Energy Department’s 17 national laboratories and said he trusts that the labs — and scientists generally — will have Perry’s ‘‘strong support.’’

Nicholson is also in a midst of turmoil finding TRUMP to be as predictable as STD’s, and twice as dangerous. 

DeVos - Our Secretary of Education is a bona-fide idiot and that won’t last.  Her failings in the education business are well known but she did contribute a lot to TRUMPS campaign.  Her plans are to squash public education and replace it with vouchers for tax breaks if you are rich.  If poor you don’t pay enough tax to get a break.

Mrs.  McMahon -  Our small business Cabinet appointee also bought her job but we are all wondering  when  she will kick TRUMP in the balls just like she did to her reality star husband Vince McMahon of the celebrated WWE, World Wide Wresting, tied even with TRUMP in the stupid following department. In the photo on the right some of her constituents are discussing the relative merits of business such as the drop kick, the eye gouge and the kick to the nuts.  All vote getters with the audience who thinks its all real. Just like TRUMP voters who thinks he’s real.

And we haven’t even looked at Carson and Mnuchin  Donald Trump’s Cabinet, the richest assembly of “public servants” in any Cabinet in history, likes nice things. Last week, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price apologized for spending some $400,000 of taxpayer money on unnecessary charter flights; then hours later it was revealed he spent an additional $500,000-plus on military flights to Europe. That was enough to boot the former congressman from the Cabinet. On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was in the spotlight again for his liberal use of America’s fleet of military planes with the New York Times reporting the former Goldman Sachs banker has burned through more than $800,000 in military aircraft usage since taking over the Treasury Department.


DR. TOM PRICE - The United States Secretary of Health and Human Services is the head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, concerned with health matters. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The office was formerly Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

In 1979, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was renamed the Department of Health and Human Services, and its education functions and Rehabilitation Services Administration were transferred to the new Department of Education. Patricia Roberts Harris headed the department before and after it was renamed.

Nominations to the office of Secretary of HHS are referred to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Finance Committee,which has jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid,  before confirmation is considered by the full United States Senate.

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the role of the Secretary has been greatly expanded.

Thomas Edmunds Price (born October 8, 1954) is an American physician and politician, who served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services in the administration of Donald Trump in 2017, While in Congress, Price served as chairman of the House Committee on the Budget, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, and on the Republican Policy Committee.

On September 29, 2017, he resigned as head of HHS following criticism of his use of private charters and military aircraft for travel.   He was confirmed by the US Senate on February 10, 2017, and resigned on September 29, 2017.   Many did not agree with that scumbags version of health care as he was nothing but an ass-kissing clone of TRUMP and his politics many thought he was trained under Dr. Goebbels in the area of cold-blooded bastaology.

His versions of truth and beliefs did not match up in any way shape or form for anyone earning under 100,000 a year. He was out to destroy Obamacare, not to fix anything for those who needed it the most.  Goebbels thought that way too.  He abused his privileges with flight travel and thought Godliness came with the job.  Good riddance! He was a bean counter not a cell counter.

President Donald Trump ( the schmuck in the White House) named Don J. Wright, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, as acting Secretary until a new one is appointed as soon as Donald can find someone stupid enough to take the short lived job and possible future uprisings and hangings when the GOP base finds out how bad they will be screwed.


KEITH SCHILLER  - Donald Trump’s longtime aide and current director of Oval Office operations Keith Schiller has told people he intends to leave the White House, three sources familiar with the decision told CNN.

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Schiller has told associates within the last two weeks that he plans to leave the White House at the end of September or in early October, the sources said. Schiller has told people his primary reason for leaving was financial, the sources said. Schiller earns a $165,000 annual salary at the White House -- a downgrade from his annual earnings before he followed Trump to the White House.

Schiller's planned departure comes just over a month after Kelly became chief of staff with the mission of instilling new order inside Trump's often chaotic White House. But Trump has chafed at some of Kelly's attempts to restrict access to the President.

Now, Schiller's potential departure will leave Trump without one of his most loyal and trusted aides at his side at a time of tumultuous change at the White House. Schiller has been a constant presence at Trump's side for nearly two decades and was among a handful of aides from Trump's previous life as a businessman to follow Trump onto the campaign trail and into the White House. 

It is unclear whether Schiller will be convinced to stay longer in his position.

Schiller's White House salary was a decrease in income from his pre-White House time at Trump's side, when he earned $294,000 from his employment at the Trump Organization, Trump campaign and his private security firm, KS Global Group last year, according to a financial disclosure released by the White House earlier this year.

The sources stressed that Schiller's reasoning was primarily financial, but one source said Schiller has also grown frustrated with the new system installed by White House chief of staff John Kelly aimed at restricting access to the President. Schiller has complained that he must call into the White House switchboard to reach Trump over the phone, one source said.

The former New York Police Department detective was entrusted with one of the most sensitive and controversial decisions of Trump's presidency, delivering a letter to FBI headquarters notifying then-FBI Director James Comey that Trump had decided to fire him.

As Trump continues to grapple with Kelly's more isolating measures, just two close aides who worked for Trump at the Trump Organization will remain at Trump's side: Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, and Dan Scavino, the social media director.

While Trump's other personal bodyguards left when the Secret Service took over as Trump's protective detail, Schiller remained at Trump's side, serving as a body man and personal aide who often had the best sense of Trump's mood and needs during the campaign.

The 6’4’' longtime aide also took on the task of removing the protesters who frequently disrupted Trump's rallies during the campaign. Physical confrontations were acceptable. Tough dude.


GEORGE GIGICOS - FORMER MASTER OF CEREMONIES AND BULLSHIT PLANNING

Donald Trump was in a bad mood before he emerged for a confrontational speech in Arizona last week.   (So what else is new)

TV and social media coverage showed that the site of his campaign rally, the Phoenix Convention Center, was less than full. Backstage, waiting in a room with a television monitor, Trump was displeased, one person familiar with the incident said: TV optics and crowd sizes are extremely important to the president.   ( Not unusual for a pretend President, He sucks at acting and the job)   ( He ranted at Obama for using a prompter, Ha, even with a prompter Donald Dork still screws it up)

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As his surrogates warmed up the audience, the expanse of shiny concrete eventually filled in with cheering Trump fans. But it was too late for a longtime Trump aide, George Gigicos, the former White House director of advance who had organized the event as a contractor to the Republican National Committee.  (TRUMP picked on the poor bastard)

Trump later had his top security aide, Keith Schiller, (AKA SS1) ***  inform Gigicos that he’d never manage a Trump rally again, according to three people familiar with the matter.   Gigicos, one of the four longest-serving political aides to the president, declined to comment.   (*** Sturmantrooper unt gestungerflinger)

Even by his standards, Trump was remarkably strident in Phoenix. After introductory speakers, including Vice President Mike Pence, lauded him for his commitment to racial harmony, the president came on stage and lambasted the media for what he called inaccurate reporting on his remarks about violence between hate groups and counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.  (The only inaccuracy was the entire TRUMP experience, now in it’s second year of lies , false accusations and threats, typically all scumbaggish.)

He threatened to shut down the federal government unless Congress funds construction of the Mexican border wall he promised in his campaign.  ( Good foo-king luck with that one)   He telegraphed that he’d pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of defying a court order to stop racial profiling by his deputies. And in their home state, he assailed Arizona Senator John McCain for the failure of Obamacare repeal and Senator Jeff Flake for being "weak" on illegal immigration, without mentioning their names. Both are fellow Republicans.

Gigicos had staged the event in a large multipurpose room. The main floor space was bisected by a dividing wall, leaving part of the space empty. There were some bleachers off to the side, but otherwise the audience was standing -- and the scene appeared flat, lacking the energy and enthusiasm of other rallies.

Although the crowd looked thin when Trump arrived at about 6:30 p.m., rallygoers filled in the space while Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Alveda King, Franklin Graham and Pence delivered introductory speeches. A city of Phoenix spokeswoman told the Arizona Republic newspaper that about 10,000 people were inside the room when Trump took the stage.   

“You saw the massive crowd we had,” he said at a White House news conference on Monday with Finland President Sauli Niinisto. “The people went crazy when I said, ‘What do you think of sheriff Joe?’ Or something to that effect.”

Gigicos organized all of Trump’s signature campaign events and his occasional rallies since entering office. He left his White House job as director of advance on July 31 to return to his consulting business. But he continued to work for Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Over the past two years, Trump had often assigned the blame -- rightly or wrongly -- to Gigicos when his rally logistics weren’t perfect. But his irritation usually blew over quickly. When his microphone had problems at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, in January 2016, Trump bellowed: "The stupid mic keeps popping! Do you hear that, George? Don’t pay them! Don’t pay them!"


OBERLEUTNANT SEBASTIAN GORKA  8-26-2017
Sebastian Gorka was one of Trump’s most prominent cheerleaders, frequently hitting the airwaves to defend the President’s policies and public statements.  And Sebastian Gorka's PhD adviser: "I would not call him an expert in terrorism"

But his role outside of television hits was unclear. He did not play a major policymaking role, according to administration officials, and was not a member of the National Security Council.   

One White House official said Gorka submitted his resignation to retired Gen. John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, on Friday. The official said it had become clear to Gorka that he would not be allowed to have a meaningful role going forward.

But a separate White House official disputed that he resigned.

“Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he is no longer with the White House," that second White House official said, according to a statement given to reporters.  Several White House officials have told CNN Gorka was forced out of the administration.

Kelly, who assumed the chief of staff role in late July, has been conducting a review of the West Wing that includes assessing individual staffers' portfolios.

A person familiar with the situation said Kelly was coming up empty when it came to Gorka's role, though he recognized his efforts to promote Trump's message on television.

Gorka's TV appearances -- during which he often sparred with hosts and reporters -- were popular with Trump, however, complicating decisions about his future.   But most White House staffers came to see the departure last week of chief strategist Steve Bannon as a sign that Gorka's days were numbered.

Gorka's work for Trump goes back as far as 2015; Federal Election Commission filings showed that Gorka was paid $8,000 that October to be a policy consultant for the Trump campaign.

Gorka also was a member of the White House's Strategic Initiatives Group, which he described as a focal point for task forces collaborating with people outside government. His resignation adds to a long list of high-profile departures from the White House, including chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer.

A CNN K-File review of Gorka's public comments throughout the presidential campaign shows that even after his work for Trump, the former Breitbart national security editor offered stinging critiques of his future boss's rhetoric on key foreign policy issues from terrorism to Russia and China.

Gorka, a US citizen who was born in Britain and has Hungarian parents, was known for his dire warnings of Islamic terrorism while at Breitbart.


REICHMARSHALL STEVE BANNON
White Right, Alt-right and Mostly Wrong 
The Fuehrer gave his walking papers to a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School and a former US Navy officer. This is good. 

Then he went to the dark side.  He became an Investment banker at Goldman Sachs and a Conservative documentary film maker celebrating Reagan, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party (Propaganda).  He is Breitbart and things will not be good. Nothing is good about Breitbart.

He is seen as in conflict with the traditional Republican establishment, a racist and right-wing extremist by some members of his own party and believes Trump’s priorities on taking office would be to “ Get his arms around foreign policy”.    

A believer in Tax reform for the rich and raise taxes for the middle class and plans changes to the Affordable Care Act - known as Obamacare.  

Just days after President Trump spoke of a “running war’’ with the media, his chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, ratcheted up the attacks, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by the election outcome and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration.

“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Mr. Bannon said in an interview on Wednesday.

“I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald J Trump is the president of the United States.”   Sorry we do, he won by lieing and cheating the total scumbag package.

Bannon famously believes that we’re at war,  “ Not only with jihadists and Islam around the world, but at home with the press—the real opposition party—and the entire American left-wing.  Spoken like a true Leninist.


MANUFACTURING, STRATEGY COUNCIL and INFRASTRUCTURE COUNCILS DISBANDED BY THE FUEHRER
The Fuehrer disbanded the entire Manufacturing and Strategy councils which he promoted as being the answer to jobs and making America great again.  Coming out of  the ether, 28 giants of industry and  science breathed a sigh of relief as TRUMP announced he was disbanding the council, it was win-win-win. The infrastructure council also will bite the bullet.

Hey, GOP base that should send a few shivers up the spines you don’t have.  Wave those hats and chant those slogans, maybe in ten years when experts say it will take to undo the ness he has made.

The council members win because they don’t appear to be quitting, and no need to listen to that narcissistic imbecile anymore and the GOP base wins as TRUMPs idea of jobs is something akin to Stalag thirteen (13) and Gulag fourteen (14) and that didn’t appeal to them, the council members companies don’t work that way.  

TRUMP wins because he doesn’t have to see 24 days of headline of people leaving his happy home, code named Chaos One.  It had formerly been referred to as “Dum Fuk One” when he was friends with China but that didn’t last too long either. That was another tough scene for Donald, like four day old Peking Duck Feet  sitting in the sun, a Southeast Asia delicacy.

Kim Jung UN chirped in and said,  “ He so stupid looking , he need to go to my barber”.   Un’s military attache reminded UN he had the barber shot last week when he didn’t laugh at UN’s joke.  In an ad for a barber in the NKA news, no one applied so UN shot the editor.

Just another bad shot for that GOP base still waiting for their new Buick Lucerne and incredible jobs he will provide.  One million jobs added but the income level per person dropped.   And now since the GOP poisoned the water lieing about Obamacare bad enough for the insurance companies to bow out, they have nothing.  Keep believing the lies, sooner or later help will come, after all during this whole mess Mike Pence has been praying for you steady.  So much Jesus turned off his beeper.


ANTHONY MUSSO-LINGUINI SCARAMUCCI
THE DONALD DORK PEOPLES CHOICE (HUH?)

The new song in the WhiteHouse, obviously will be “Scaramucci, Scaramucci can you do the Fandango”.   Can he reel in the Don and can they make music together?  Obviously not, being a billionaire doesn’t mean your smart, intelligent or a team player. He is best described as a self centered Scumbag.

Scaramucci who looks like the Joker in Batman took the podium**, in the White House briefing room on Friday afternoon in a breezy debut that seemed intended to smooth over the brusque relationship that Spicer and Sanders have had with the White House press corps.

It worked as far as a fart in a spacesuit. 

He is the best Con the Don ever put forth, little substance, communicates (could be lies) extremely well with lots of personality.  We’ll call him Don Corleone Scaramucci.  

Unfortunately the New Chief of Staff Don Vet-to Kelly decides to get rid of the new Don and throws him out of the White House which the Mooch turned into a Sh*thouse in only ten days. The press gave him more time than TRUMP and that had a lot to do with it.  My problem is figuring out the biggest (In terms of importance and rank) Liar and Bullshitter in the world is TRUMP.  How did this rich reality star the Mooch upstage TRUMP? 


Just last week, Scaramucci also made a point of denying any friction with the chief of staff, Reince Priebus.   We call that   “Birds of a feather”  and in reality just like bird droppings, similar birds do crap together.  During the press briefing, he noted that he had even offered Priebus a top job at his firm, SkyBridge Capital, after the 2012 election.  Reince denied that , saying, I don’t clean floors and toilets.

Scaramucci described their relationship as “  little bit like brothers, where we rough each other up once in a while” while still maintaining a close friendship.   Just like Cain and Abel, Adolf and Benetto, Sean Hannity and Ann Coulton   One official, speaking on behalf of Priebus, told NBC News that Priebus “was not trying to block (Scaramucci’s) hiring, he was only trying to slow down the process.”  Like shooting the tires out on his limo.  Three days later Priebus resigned.

Priebus will be around a little longer, about a week, in transition,  he’s the best suck-up T-Rump has besides Mike Pence and verbal blowjobs come to Pence ad nauseam. He follows T-Rump better than Christie did and thats a challenge. But he resigned and the President accepted to be replaced by Kelly.

Scaramucci, a 53-year-old Long Island native is now a billionaire, and is the co-founder of SkyBridge Capital.  He took the job once held by Mike Dubke, who resigned in May.  Multiple White House officials told Politoco that Scaramucci was chosen despite resistance from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and others. In fact, The New York Times reported that Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned because he thought hiring Scaramucci was a “major mistake.” NBC News is reporting that Steve Bannon said Scaramucci will get the job “over my dead body.”  Well said deadman.


REINCE (COSMO) PRIEBUS
 
CHUMP OF STAFF - 
RESIGNED 07/27/2017
Christopher Ruddy publicly argued that Trump should replace his White House chief of staff.  The Reaper agreed partially, we should remove TRUMP and the entire group of misfits he has managed to put together.

Ruddy went on to detail his critique of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus: “It’s my view that Reince is the problem. I think on paper Reince looked good as the chief of staff, and Donald trusted him, but its pretty clear the guy is in way over his head. 

He’s not knowledgeable of how federal agencies work, how the communications operations work. He botched this whole immigration rollout. This should’ve been a win for Donald, not two or three weeks of negative publicity.

Other supporters of Trump say too much of the senior staff’s attention seems to be taken up by internal conflicts. Only a handful of ambassadorships have been announced, for instance, and some major Republican donors in line for such posts are privately complaining that they have felt cut off from Priebus, after having enjoyed regular contact with him when he was Republican National Committee chairman.  

Edward J. Rollins, a White House adviser to Ronald Reagan, said part of the problem for Trump’s team is that so many top officials are “Big, national personalities where everything they do is amplified.”  “The real problem here is you have a bunch of people who were pretty much unknown four months ago, and now they’re all characters on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ” Rollins said.

Priebus, Trumps Chief of Staff, follows the chief, the chief lies, he swears to it. One day Reince will escape from the butt-following mental prison he lives in and will find normalcy on a deserted island far from humanity when the Donald  banishes him.   

PRIEBUS SAID:  “I am very grateful to the president-elect for this opportunity to serve him and this nation as we work to create an economy that works for everyone, secure our borders, repeal and replace Obamacare and destroy radical Islamic terrorism.”   He never saw past the mask.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, one suck-up to another till the knife is thrust...If what we have seen so far is a sample of good things to come, beware these are not just growing pains, this administration is a complete cluster-f*ck.     

Adolf Hitler made those same promises about Bormann and Eichmann, Speer found recognition too, Reince has spoken like a true TRUMP lay-down, just like Christie and Manafort, and in reality he is a Paul Ryan spy in the White House.  When he fails he will be really useless to anyone.

Eliot Cohen, reacting to appearances by chief of staff Reince Priebus on the Sunday shows, tweeted that Priebus reminds him “of the colorless, belief less, spineless functionaries of 20th century totalitarians.” Well, Priebus, who happily turned over the GOP to Trump, has as much experience as anyone from his job as the Republican National Committee chairman in the “colorless, beliefless, spineless” functionary department.

At the RNC, Priebus was in charge of getting rich people to cough up money and running a political shop ( Translated as bribes)   that over the years has been overshadowed by the Republican Governors Association, the House and Senate election committees, the Koch brothers, American Crossroads and other entities. 

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD ( It came true)
Our prediction is that 60-120 days, the second mild mannered Chief of Staff, assistant to the Bullshitter-in-Chief will be given a new title soon.  The first COS was Chris Christie, who was relieved when T-RUMP found out he used T-RUMP’s personal toilet on the plane and broke the seat.  

( Longshot)  Perhaps Ambassador to the Island Nation of Nauru, located somewhere in the South Pacific (when it can be found on a map) with a population of 10,480.  It’s a popular detention center for those immigrants and refugees trying to get to Civilized Countries like Australia but have not been approved.   

Our hopes are maybe as the TR-RUMP crew fails and he fires them, they too can vacation in Nauru for a long time. The only place in the world smaller is the Vatican and possibly Monaco.   Reince’s small thinking will fit in perfectly, he’s not a bad person, just one who thinks after he does something stupid like believing TRUMP.

 

7/21/2017 - RESIGNATION

SEAN SPICER 
WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY

Today he resigned and we wish him well.

Not truly fair for anyone being Donald Trumps front end press guy is like selling lemonade at a stand owned by the devil.  You sell it but you won’t drink the stuff because you know its poison.

Being the excuser for the worlds loudest self-generating narcissistic liar is not an easy task. Sort of building the pyramids using toothpicks.

On January 21, 2017 the press corp had enough rope to hang him from the White House balcony.  Spicer’s first official statement as press secretary was criticized for providing what became called "alternative facts" regarding the inauguration's attendance numbers.

He quickly assumed the role of Donald’s explainer and did a horrible job of explaining horrible lies with more horrible lies.
In one statement, he also claimed that the inauguration was “ he most watched ever”  but subsequently stated that he was referring not only to live attendees at the ceremony or those watching on TV, but also viewers who watched the inauguration online and in the ensuing cartoon books. 

During the bizarre, shocking, and occasionally Constitution-bending initial fortnight of the Trump administration, few have appeared to suffer more, perhaps both publicly and privately, than Spicer himself. As a long-tenured creature of Washington, who has served in various capacities around Capitol Hill since the 90s, Spicer was a generally well-liked communications director at the Republican National Committee, with a quick wit and a sense of humor. 

One reporter who worked with Spicer described him as a  “very reasonable guy.” In the last two weeks, however, Spicer has been subject to a form of public torture. He has, in some ways, become Trump’s very own Baghdad Bob.

The day after Trump’s inauguration, Spicer baldly lied to the assembled press about the size of Trump's turnout, among other things, in a bombastic delivery that appeared part-Trump, part Sam Kinison—and decidedly unlike Spicer. He soon entered into a full-on feud with CNN’s Jim Acosta, trashing his behavior during a contentious press conference as “rude and disrespectful,” saying, to his face, “if you behave like that again, we will have you removed.”   Then came the news that Trump did not approve of Spicer’s wardrobe. 

Followed by the worst gaff in the history of the Press Spokesmen, his reference to Bashar Al-Assad as worse than Hitler. Im afraid its too sensitive an issue for me being Jewish and comparing the T-RUMP regime fairly close in parameters with a Fourth Reich, a pet theme of Bannon.


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SCORES

THE HIT OF THE SEASON

And then came Melissa McCarthy’s brilliant spoof on Saturday Night Live of Spicer as a man in the midst of an existential crisis—a performance that reportedly ruffled feathers in the White House. 

“Trump doesn’t like his people to look weak,” a source told Politico. But truth is “it’s almost like the new president is a stage mom off to the side, telling Sean what to say and how to say it.

McCarthy’s portrayal of Spicer, however, resonated with journalists who have watched Spicer transform into an adversarial, apoplectic caricature of the press secretary as superhero villain.   Press secretaries around the District also immediately felt a wave of sympathy for Spicer’s circumstances. “President Trump seems to have indicated that getting along and having good relations with the press is somehow disloyal,” 

On Tuesday evening, Acosta broke the story that Trump was disappointed in Spicer’s performance and the White House was looking to unburden him of his communications director role in order to facilitate an improvement in the briefing room. 

Acosta noted that the president blamed his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, for selecting Spicer for such a visible role. This being Trumpland, Acosta also quotes an anonymous senior official saying that Trump supported Spicer “100 percent.”

MARK CORALLO - Attorney Spokesman for the TRUMP Legal Defense Team
The chief spokesman for President Trump’s personal legal team, Mark Corallo, has resigned.  Corallo confirmed his resignation in an email to The Hill.  Politico reported Thursday that his resignation was due to growing frustration with operation and warring factions, as well as concerns over whether he was being told the truth.

Corallo, a veteran GOP operative, was working on the White House defense against special counsel Robert Meuller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  According to reports, Corallo had never met Trump or Trump's attorney, Marc Kasowitz, before taking the job defending the president.

Last month, The New York Times reported that Corallo had previously used Twitter to criticize the president and his administration.  “Hey Mr. President, where's all the ‘winning?’” Corallo tweeted last month, appearing to reference former President Bill Clinton.  He also used Twitter to criticize Trump’s reliance on son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, calling Kushner part of the “swamp” Trump promised to drain.  Corallo’s message also split from that of many other Trump allies, who were critical of Mueller.  Days before he accepted the role as Kasowitz's spokesman, he praised Mueller for his integrity and honor.

In US Ethics Chief, Walter Shaub Jr. -   Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr. is turning in his resignation on Thursday.  The move follows months of clashes with the White House over issues such as President Trump’s refusal to divest his businesses and the administration's delay in disclosing ethics waivers for appointees.  Shaub, an attorney, has accepted a job with the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan organization of election-law experts.  

Thursday morning, Shaub told NPR that “the current situation has made it clear that the ethics program needs to be stronger than it is. At the Campaign Legal Center, I'll have more freedom to push for reform. I’ll also be broadening my focus to include ethics issues at all levels of government.He did not elaborate on what is so wrong with the “ Current situation," but Shaub has been sharply critical of Trump's approach to ethics compliance since the election.  The battle began in late November when the ethics office began issuing a series of tweets that mimicked Trump's style, exclaiming: "Brilliant! Divestiture is good for you, good for America!”

The tweets were clearly intended as pointed satire, given that Trump had not promised total divestiture.
 And then on Jan. 11, shortly before Inauguration Day, Shaub spoke out at the Brookings Institution, causing a stir when he said Trump's plan for avoiding conflicts of interest "doesn't meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every president in the past four decades has met."
Trump's plan involved moving his business interests into a trust run by his two oldest sons and a longtime business associate. Trump is the sole beneficiary of the trust.  Since the 1970s, presidents have moved their assets into blind trusts run by third parties.
 

Trump's trust is "not even halfway blind," Shaub said at Brookings. "His sons are still running the businesses, and, of course, he knows what he owns."
Since Trump began naming appointees following the November election, the ethics office has been racing to keep up with the workload. That involves reviewing appointees’ financial information to identify conflicts of interest and then negotiating with them to resolve or at least diminish any problems. 

For example, OGE might suggest a White House staffer sell off a business interest or move an asset into a blind trust.
But the small agency, with about 70 employees, can only advise on ethics — not enforce rules.
Many Americans have been calling the once-obscure office to report on, or demand action on, ethical issues involving the administration. That has caused a spike in OGE's workload, without an increase in staff.
The agency reports that during the six months between October 2008 and March 2009, as the Obama presidency was taking shape, it got 733 public contacts, such as calls, letters and emails. During the October 2016 to March 2017 period in the Trump era, it was swamped with 39,105 contacts — an increase of 5,235 percent.


FBI DIRECTOR - James Comey - 
 FBI director,  found out he had been fired as just like the rest of us: By watching it on television.  The move, announced late Tuesday via a letter sent from President Donald Trump to Comey, marked the most unpredictable moment of a presidency that through its first 100-plus days has been the least orthodox in memory. 

It also ramped up criticism of Trump’s judgments - Comey was tasked with leading the investigation into Russia’s meddling into the 2016 campaign and what, if any, collusion had occurred between Trump campaign operatives and Russian intelligence officials -- and left official Washington reeling over a move considered unthinkable as recently as this week. Lots more coming and a zillion dollar book deal in the works.


Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
-
 Trump’s pick for deputy commerce secretary.  Possible collusion and criminal charges.  Michael Flynn delivered his last statement during the daily briefing at the White House in February after being removed by Mike Pence whom he lied to about his Russian contacts.  The NSC was a hotbed of dysfunction until recently when Flynn’s replacement, H.R. McMaster, finally asserted himself fully. 


Todd Ricketts -
Withdrew last Wednesday. The son of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, a major GOP donor, could not easily unload his share in some of the family’s holdings, such as the Chicago Cubs.


Philip Bilden - 
The president’s nominee for Navy secretary, venture capitalist, also cited his inability to meet the OGE ethics agreement when he pulled out in February.

Vincent Viola -  Trump’s first choice for Army secretary, billionaire high-frequency trader apparently dropped out for similar reasons. When his company was planning to go public in 2014, though, it disclosed that regulators were looking into it’s trading practices. 


Burger Meister Puzder’s
withdrawal never got much attention because it happened just two days after Trump fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser over his contacts with the Russian ambassador. The longtime CEO of the company that owns Carl’s Jr. was bowing to the reality that he wouldn’t have the votes to get confirmed by the Senate.  Many in the White House felt his burgers sucked and so did he. One employee asked is he still wearing those bed sheets.

Chris Christie - (Secret Service code name - Leash Dog One)  The vetting process became especially messy after Trump named Christie as head of the transition team just days after the election. The president was reportedly prodded by son-in-law Jared Kushner, not to name him whose father Christie had sent to jail as US attorney in New Jersey. 

In the days following the election, Trump expressed deep frustration about how Christie was handling the transition. In particular, he vented about how the governor had loaded up the team with lobbyists, the very class of people Trump had campaigned against, with his calls to “drain the swamp” in Washington. The president-elect also noticed that Christie had stocked his team with old New Jersey friends and allies.

Chris Christie, once one of the Republican Party’s brightest stars, was virtually assured a position in a Donald Trump administration. As one of the first big-name politicians to endorse the Manhattan billionaire, the New Jersey governor had earned Trump’s gratitude.

Instead, just a few months after being denied the VP slot, Christie suffered another public humiliation – he was stripped of his leadership of Trump’s presidential transition. In a phone call last week, the president-elect told Christie that he had become a political liability.  Trump and his top aides were most concerned about two issues, according to nearly a dozen people briefed on the process: Christie’s mismanagement of the transition, and the lingering political fallout of the Bridgegate scandal.

On Friday, Nov. 11, the transition team announced that Vice President-elect Mike Pence would be taking over Christie’s duties. A purge of Christie loyalists soon followed, along with a promise to cleanse the transition of lobbyists the governor had brought in to steer the new administration.

To some degree, Christie’s problems weren’t entirely of his making. In Trump, he was dealing with a political newcomer who didn’t understand the importance of laying the groundwork for a future administration. By 

In the months to come, Kushner, a 35-year-old New York City real estate mogul who grew up in New Jersey, would become a bigger problem for Christie, arguing forcefully against Trump making the governor his running mate. Christie, a former U.S. attorney, became convinced that Kushner was retaliating over his 2004 prosecution of Kushner’s father, Charles.

Within Christie’s world, the question has turned to what’s next for the embattled governor – In recent days, Christie’s advisers have reached out to him to see how he’s holding up. 

"I know all of them have taken inordinate concern, just in the last 10 days or so, about my future. All of them have become, you know, employment counselors," he added. "I have every intention of serving out my full term as governor — I've said that from the beginning."

Christie’s advisers, meanwhile, speculate that the governor might exit politics entirely when his term expires in January 2018. Some of them suggest that Christie, an avid sports fan, could take a job as a sports radio host. He is an occasional guest caller to WFAN, the popular New York City-based sports talk station.


Sally Yates  - was a former US Deputy Attorney GeneralAn Obama administration appointee, Yates became a household name in January when she was fired, ostensibly, for refusing to implement the first iteration of Trump’s ban on travelers from a number of Muslim-majority countries. Just three days beforehand, however, she had met with White House counsel Don McGahn to warn about then-national security adviser Michael Flynn’s interactions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, raising questions about the motive behind her firing.

Katie Walsh left the White House in March for the private sector.  The deputy White House chief of staff didn’t even survive until the end of March. Katie Walsh, who had been Reince Priebus’s deputy at the Republican National Committee, abruptly left her West Wing post the week after the collapse of the president’s health-care plan in the House. 

As part of the probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump administration, then-acting Attorney General Yates met with White House counsel to inform them that then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn wasn’t telling the truth about his interactions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and, as a result, represented a blackmail risk.


Patrick Kennedy - The State Department's undersecretary for management was one of the first departures in what become an exodus of State Department staff who resigned ahead of Trump's inauguration. In late January, the "entire senior level of management officials resigned," reported the Washington Post. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, also left with Kennedy.


Rumana Ahmed -  NSA The only hijab-wearing Muslim in the West Wing  lasted just eight days under President Trump. Rumana Ahmed joined the National Security Council under Barack Obama but decided to stay on under Trump despite deep misgivings about the incoming Administration. In an op-ed published by The Atlantic,  Ahmed said she noticed the different atmosphere from day one, when "the new staff looked at me with a cold surprise" and "the diverse White House I had worked in became a monochromatic and male bastion."

After seven more "appalling" days, Ahmed decided drew a line over Trump's attempt to introduce a travel ban targeting citizens of several Muslim-majority countries. “ hen Trump issued a ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and all Syrian refugees," Ahmed wrote, "I knew I could no longer stay and work for an administration that saw me and people like me not as fellow citizens, but as a threat."


Edward Price - Experienced CIA analyst Edward Price had his disagreements with presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama — but said that he didn't think that party politics would ever compel him to leave his job. "We’re taught to tune out politics," Price wrote in the Washington Post, “but this administration has flipped that dynamic on its head: The politicians are the ones tuning out the intelligence professionals.”

Price said he was mystified by the way Trump had "cast doubt" during his campaign on the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia was behind the hacking and release of emails related to the election. Trump's actions since taking office, Price wrote, "have been even more disturbing." Price said he believes that the CIA will weather the storm, but in the meantime intelligence professionals will have to work from behind “a political moat" isolating the White House from unwelcome voices.


James Runcie - Runcie was head of the Education Department’s student financial aid office until May, when he stepped down over a dispute with Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Runcie was ordered by DeVos to testify before the House Oversight Committee on rising improper payment rates for federal student aid programs — for which he said he had "not heard a single compelling reason" for. Runcie wrote in a memo that he felt "encumbered from exercising my authorities to properly lead" and was "incredibly concerned" about management issues. He concluded that the department’s "alignment on governance and mission between operational leaders and political ones [...] no longer exists."


Elon Musk - Musk courted considerable controversy when he agreed to join Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum as an advisor and then participated in the President's Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. As a strident advocate for the environment and renewable energy, the CEO of the world's leading electric vehicle manufacturer was accused of hypocrisy. Musk argued that despite their disagreements, engaging with Trump was more positive than shutting him out, and that he could affect change from the inside. The President’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change, however, was a step too far for Musk, who said on Twitter shortly after Trump’s announcement that he was quitting the advisory council.


Boris Epshteyn - Who as a special assistant to the president was in charge of managing all TV appearances by White House officials, also didn’t make it until the end of the first quarter. t“Epshteyn also earned a reputation as someone who is combative and sometimes difficult to work with, even when he arrives at studios as a guest of a network. 


Gerrit Lansing -  
gave up his job as the White House’s chief digital adviser after a month because he was unwilling to cut financial ties to a company in which he held an ownership stake, Politico reported last week:  The controversy put White House press secretary Sean Spicer in an awkward spot. As the RNC’s chief strategist, Spicer denied to Politico in mid-2016 that Lansing had any financial stake in Revv. ‘


Anthony Scaramucci  - 
was named as the head of the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs, but three weeks later it was taken away from him. The problem reportedly was the sale of his firm, SkyBridge Capital, to a division of HNA Group, a politically connected Chinese conglomerate.   Then TRUMP brought him back as his Communications Director.
Guaranteed more breaking news from this clown combo Code Named Riff and Raff.


Jason Miller  - 
was supposed to be White House communications director until he suddenly announced on Christmas Eve that he wanted to focus on his family instead.  Miller instead took a job at Teneo Strategy, the firm founded by former Bill Clinton loyalists which Republicans used to frequently attack.


Monica Crowley  - 
was going to oversee communications in a senior job on Trump’s National Security Council, but she was felled by a plagiarism scandal the week before Trump took office. In March, she registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk.

K. T. McFarland -  Deputy national security adviser who had been brought on by Flynn, is expected to leave her post soon to become U.S. ambassador to Singapore.  


Craig Deare - 
Trump’s own pick to be the NSC’s senior director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, was dismissed in mid-February after word got back to the White House that he’d trashed the president and Bannon during an off-the-record event hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center.   Deare had complained to a group of academics that senior national security aides did not have access to the president.

Shermichael Singleton - A senior adviser to Ben Carson was escorted out of the Housing and Urban Development department headquarters by security after someone completing his background check found a critical op-ed he wrote about Trump last fall for The Hill. One of Trump’s relatively few African American political appointees, had been planning a cross-country tour for Carson. 

Preet Bharara - Former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was known as one of Wall Street’s fiercest watchdogs and a widely respected prosecutor.  He first refused to resign along with 46 US attorneys across the country. Although it is common for incoming administrations to replace district attorneys when transitioning to power, Trump had previously assured Bharara that he'd keep his job.  Bharara felt blindsided by the request. He was fired after refusing to comply.

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