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Two more nails in Trump’s coffin

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Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci answers questions about the resignation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during a press briefing on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci answers questions about the resignation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during a press briefing on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci answers questions about the resignation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during a press briefing on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

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On July 21, President Trump fired his divisive communications director Sean Spicer and appointed Anthony Scaramucci, founder of the investment firm SkyBridge Capital, to fill the position.  The president urged Spicer to remain in the White House as its press secretary; however Spicer declined leaving his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders to replace him as acting Press Secretary.

Ten days later, the newly appointed Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, who had previously served the Trump administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security, fired Scaramucci.

This termination followed an interview with The New Yorker five days earlier, in which Scaramucci labeled then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus a “fucking paranoid schizophrenic” and threatened to fire the entire White House communications staff.  The position of White House Communications Director currently remains vacant.

Many Americans (myself included) voted for Trump hoping that he would run the nation like a business.  Yet the ironic reality is that businesses need a low turnover rate in order to succeed and the Trump administration’s turnover rate thus far tops that of every other administration in our nation’s history.

Counting Spicer, Scaramucci, and Priebus this administration has seen five terminations and three resignations of Cabinet and Cabinet-level officials in a matter of just over six months.  To add to this, there is growing speculation that the president may fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Robert Mueller, whom the Justice Department appointed as a special counsel to investigate Russia’s meddling in last year’s elections.

Simply put, this is madness.  The high turnover rate of the current administration is a by-product of fear and distrust in the White House.  Arguably, we haven’t seen this much confusion since Watergate and it’s only just beginning.

America’s reaction to all this nonsense shows in the president’s low approval ratings.  When Trump took office in January, Gallup reported that 45 percent of Americans approved of how he was doing as president, with 45 percent disapproving.  By August 2nd, Trump has climbed to a disapproval rating of 58 percent, with an approval rating of only 36 percent.

Meanwhile, Trump continues to hold “Make America Great Again” rallies across America, which no longer sees the normal turn out they did during election season.  These rallies are held in hopes of his re-election in 2020, for which Trump has already filed and raised nearly $12 million.  Trump has three and a half years to repair his administration, but from the looks of things now, it’s not happening.

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