President Trump is firing everybody in the early days of his administration it seems.
Here’s the running list so far:
-Acting attorney general Sally Yates
-U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara
-FBI Director James B. Come
-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
-White House communications director Mike Dubke
-Mark Corallo, spokesman for the legal team defending Trump on the Russia investigation
-Press Secretary Sean Spicer
-Assistant press secretary Michael Short
-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus
– Communications director Anthony Scaramucci
It’s pretty embarrassing, to say the least. Now, Trump’s new White House chief John F. Kelly might even be fired after the president gets ahold of this latest news report.
According to CNN in an exclusive report, Kelly was so upset at how President Trump handled the firing of FBI Director James Comey that he called Comey to say he was considering resigning. CNN verified this information through two sources familiar with the conversation that took place.
“John was angry and hurt by what he saw and the way (Comey) was treated,” one of the sources said.
Comey took Kelly’s call while traveling back from Los Angeles to Washington on the day he was fired, recommending to Kelly that he not resign because of the incident. Even though the two aren’t extremely close, they still maintain a professional relationship and reportedly have a deep mutual respect for each other, according to the sources.
Comey declined to comment for this story. The White House and the Department of Homeland Security have not responded to requests for comment.
So, far Trump has yet to announce Comey’s replacement, but Kelly has only been White House chief of staff since Trump made the news public on Friday.
It’s unclear if Trump has heard of this yet, but it’s safe to say he hasn’t given his extreme dislike for Comey.
Today White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was fired after only being on the job for 1o days, so it’s not far-fetched to say that Trump’s new chief of staff is on the chopping block, either.