Another day, another drama at the White House.

Donald J. Trump announced Friday that he named General John Kelly as his new Chief of Staff. This decision comes off the heels of days of in-fighting between his new Communications Director Anthony “will you do the fandango?” Scaramucci and long suffering and now ex-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Mooch, spent the week accusing Priebus of being the main leaker on Team Trump, threatening him with FBI prosecution and calling him a “fucking paranoid schizophrenic” in an ‘on the record’ phone conversation with reporter Ryan Lizza.

Priebus, tendered his resignation on Thursday and issued a statement the following day, thanking the President for the opportunity…of being his personal piñata for the past six months on the job.

“It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this president and our country. I want to thank the president for giving me this very special opportunity. I will continue to serve as a strong supporter of the president’s agenda and policies. I can’t think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God’s blessings and great success,” said Priebus.

Reince is the latest in an already lengthy list of Donald’s casualty list. Let’s see, so far there’s been…

  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer
  • White House communications director Michael Dubke
  • Director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter M. Shaub Jr.
  • FBI director, James Comey
  • National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn
  • Acting Attorney General, Sally Yates
  • US Attorney for the Southern District of Manhattan and ‘Sheriff’ of Wall Street, Preet Bharara
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Katie Walsh

In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Priebus said he would stay on for the next couple of weeks to help with the transition and that he was fine with Trump’s decision.

“The president has a right to change direction. The president has a right to hit the reset button,” Priebus said. “I think it’s healthy.”

As for Moochi’s accusations and vitriol, well, Priebus took the high road.

“I’m not going to respond to it,” he said. “I’m not going to get into the mud on those kind of things.”

It’s been understood from the get-go that Priebus was seen as the ‘establishment’ Republican on the team, the one who could ostensibly act as a conduit between Trump and the other ‘establishment’ types in Congress, like Paul Ryan – a good friend of Priebus’. It never worked out that way. From the beginning, Donald sidelined him, looking to Kushner as his main counsel. By the time Scaramucci was hired, Priebus’ relationship with the President was already non-existent.

The new Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, comes with a good resume. He was Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security and before that, was the Commander of United States Southern Command under Obama. He’s a military guy, well-respected…and sounds pretty dammed establishment if you ask me. So, how’s it going to work this time around? Mooch has already made it plain that he only answers to the President himself, which kind of defeats the whole purpose of having, you know, a Chief of STAFF. Whether Kelly will be able to reign in Moochi and keep Trump’s agenda – whatever the hell it is – on track, is the million dollar question. As long as our dear leader prefers to govern by Twitter and actively engage in the chaos game, the chances of the new Chief of Staff being able to do his job effectively are virtually nil.

I’ll tell you one thing, the next guy who should be worried about their job is Steve Bannon. Moochi had some choice words for him as well in his expletive-laden rant to Ryan Lizza, saying that Bannon is always trying to suck his own cock. Now, I don’t know if he meant that literally or figuratively…but if it’s the former, I’m impressed. Who knew he was so limber? You’d never think it from looking at the guy.


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