Trumpy’s ready to make a change

Well Trump has his faults but at least he’s good at managing his own people.

Oh wait, no he’s not.

The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, perhaps within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday.

People keep quitting or being fired or being told to leave. It’s almost as if he’s not a pleasant guy to work for, or be within a mile of.

It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Trump has given final approval to the plan, but he has been said to have soured on Mr. Tillerson and in general is ready to make a change at the State Department.

Well sure, why wouldn’t he be? Tillerson has been there ten whole months – that’s like forever. Presidents normally get a new Secretary of State every three weeks or so. It’s self-evident that foreign policy goes best when there’s constant turnover in the State Department and nobody knows which end is up.

At the same time, there was some concern in the White House about the appearance of a rush to the exits given that other senior officials may also leave in the early part of the new year. White House officials were debating whether it would be better to spread out any departures or just get them over with all at once.

Appearance? That’s not appearance, that’s reality. Nobody wants to work for this fuck, because he’s crazed and stupid and out of control.

The ouster of Mr. Tillerson would end a turbulent reign at the State Department for the former Exxon Mobil chief executive, who has been largely marginalized over the last year.

Over the last year? He hasn’t even been there for a year. Trump hasn’t been there for a year; none of them have. So what they’re saying is that he’s been marginalized since day one, which is just awesome for our standing as an adult country that can button its pants by itself.

Mr. Tillerson’s departure has been widely anticipated for months, but associates have said he was intent on finishing out the year to retain whatever dignity he could. Even so, an end-of-year exit would make his time in office the shortest of any secretary of state whose tenure was not ended by a change in presidents in nearly 120 years.

Oh, really? I guess I was wrong about the every three weeks thing then.

Also, Tillerson’s concern with his own “dignity” is ridiculous. If you want “dignity” then don’t go to work for Donald Trump. If you go to work for Donald Trump you deserve your fate.

Mr. Pompeo, a former three-term member of Congress, has impressed Mr. Trump during daily intelligence briefings and become a trusted policy adviser even on issues far beyond the C.I.A.’s normal mandate, like health care. But he has been criticized by intelligence officers for being too political in his job.

If Trump trusts him, he must be bad.

Mr. Tillerson’s appointment was something of an experiment from the start. Never before had a president named a secretary of state with no prior experience in government, politics or the military. Mr. Trump, who himself had no government or military experience before this year, bet that Mr. Tillerson would be able to translate his formidable skills in the corporate world to international diplomacy after 41 years at Exxon Mobil.

Blah blah blah – in other words these reckless bozos thought it would be fun to let totally unqualified people destroy the US government and much about the US along with it.

Whatever; Tillerson was there long enough to trash the State Department. Score, huh?

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