Another One Out

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:08

As a dark cloud thickens over America's house, when will POTUS begin to tell it straight to the American people? Resigned, or fired. What is the real difference? Trump said he would only hire the best for the US.

There are too many reasons why there are so many exits in America's House that the front door of The White House may soon have to be replaced with a revolving door.

The last casualty is Rex Tillerson who was just ousted from The State Department. Before that, it was Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday. Then it was Gary Cohn, White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned from his post in early March 2018 following a high-profile battle over tariffs the president wants to impose on steel and aluminum imports.

How many members of Trump's administration have left the White House? Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Sean Spicer as White House press secretary in July, after Trump named Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, who lasted only days. Steve Bannon was Trump's chief strategist and the driving force behind the anti-globalization and pro-nationalist agenda that helped propel him to election victory. Reince Priebus, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee was Trump's chief of staff before John Kelly replaced him in July. James Comey was fired by Trump in May. At the time he was the FBI director leading the probe into possible collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia to influence the election outcome.

Michael Flynn resigned as Trump's national security adviser in February, after reports he misled administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US. Michael Dubke, the founder of Crossroads Media, resigned as White House communications director in May. He was replaced by Hope Hicks, who left last month. Sally Yates was sacked as acting US attorney-general by POTUS in January.

Here are some other officials who've also left. Gerrit Lansing worked as the White House chief digital officer but stepped down in February after failing to pass an FBI background check. Walter Shaub was the head of the US Office of Government Ethics who clashed with Trump and his administration and stepped down in July before his five-year term was to end.

Michael Short resigned in July from his post as senior White House assistant press secretary.
Katie Walsh worked as deputy White House chief of staff but was transferred to the outside pro-Trump group America First Policies in March. Caroline Wiles was Trump's director of scheduling, but she resigned in February after failing a background check.

Jason Miller was the communications director for Trump's transition team and was later named by the then-president-elect in December as White House communications director. Days later he said he would not take the job. Robin Townley worked as an aide to national security adviser Michael Flynn but was rejected in February after he was denied security clearance to serve on the US National Security Council. Omarosa Manigault Newman - director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison.

Have we left anyone out who was already put out? Are Trump and Pence beginning to look more like Rocky and Bullwinkle?