Instead of firing members of his administration the same way he fired contestants on The Apprentice, Trump is bullying WH staffers until they decide to quit. He once denied a meeting between the pope and now former WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer, knowing that Spicer wanted nothing more than to shake Pope Francis’ hand.
Trump’s latest victim, now former Chief of Staff Reice Priebus, suffered the same type of abuse as Spicer.
According to the Washington Post, “At one point, during a meeting in the Oval Office, a fly began buzzing overhead, distracting the president. As the fly continued to circle, Trump summoned his chief of staff and tasked him with killing the insect, according to someone familiar with the incident.”
Priebus’ friends say that incidents like the preceding one are what forced Priebus to resign.
The report adds, “Allies to Priebus said he told them he had resigned because the internal chaos had become ‘unsustainable,’ and that he felt demeaned by the president’s treatment of him.”
Trump wasn’t the only person in the administration who belittled Priebus: “Priebus’ final departure was a humiliating coda for what had been a largely demeaning tenure during which he endured regular belittling from rival advisers — and even, at times, the president himself,” the Post report continues, “His exit was described by one Republican strategist as ‘the red wedding,’ a reference to a mass-murder blood bath episode of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’”
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