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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:30 AM

Trump considering changes at 'three or four or five' Cabinet positions

Source: The Hill

President Trump said Sunday he's considering making a change to as many as five Cabinet positions amid speculation that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen and White House chief of staff John Kelly could depart imminently.

"I have three or four or five positions that Iím thinking about. Of that, maybe itís going to end up being two. But I need flexibility," Trump said of Nielsen in an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

The president downplayed multiple reports of a rift between him and (chief of staff ) Kelly, but suggested that it's no longer a guarantee that the chief of staff will remain with the White House through the 2020 election.

The president has repeatedly said he intends to make changes to his Cabinet following the midterm elections, though he has not provided details. Trump fired former Attorney General Jeff Sessions the day after the midterms ...

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/417302-trump-says-hes-considering-changes-at-three-or-four-or-five

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Reply Trump considering changes at 'three or four or five' Cabinet positions (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Nov 2018 OP
janterry Nov 2018 #1
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2018 #3
agingdem Nov 2018 #7
Maeve Nov 2018 #2
Juneboarder Nov 2018 #23
genxlib Nov 2018 #4
3Hotdogs Nov 2018 #12
secondwind Nov 2018 #5
salin Nov 2018 #6
Sunlei Nov 2018 #8
duforsure Nov 2018 #9
unblock Nov 2018 #10
Scarsdale Nov 2018 #11
Doitnow Nov 2018 #13
Progressive Jones Nov 2018 #14
keithbvadu2 Nov 2018 #15
GulfCoast66 Nov 2018 #16
Mendocino Nov 2018 #17
Sancho Nov 2018 #18
truthisfreedom Nov 2018 #19
JohnnyRingo Nov 2018 #20
Nitram Nov 2018 #22
Nitram Nov 2018 #21

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:32 AM

1. Same old, same old - he gives them anxiety to increase loyalty and fear

n/t

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Response to janterry (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:49 AM

3. I had a brief job at a company like that.

I was let go after two and a half days. I was new to town, and had been placed in the job by a local temp agency, and the job was a "temp to perm" one, meaning if they liked me, after a month or two I'd be a permanent employee. Instead, about two hours into the job the third day I got a call from the placement agency telling me to collect my things and leave, they no longer wanted me.

Another temp to perm guy, who'd started maybe a week before I had, was also let go that day. I'd already noticed that of the 15 or so employees, only two had been there longer than two years, and this was an art gallery that had been in business for some 30 years at that point. I'd already wondered about the apparent turnover of staff.

I later ran across another employee at the supermarket a few months later, and learned a bit more about this company. The essential reason they hired and fired as they did was to keep everyone who did work there more than a week or so in constant fear of losing their job. Which I'd figured out almost as soon as they let me go.

Clearly Trump and the gallery owners have the same mind set, that if your employees are working in constant fear of being fired, somehow they'll be more loyal and better employees. I don't think it really works that way.

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Response to janterry (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:07 AM

7. he's been scouring sewers

and found fecal matter more corrupt more vile than those currently in the cabinet..his kind of guys

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:47 AM

2. They are just deck chairs, after all eom

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Response to Maeve (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:50 AM

23. Like...

the cheap ones you can pick up from CVS that break after a couple of days.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:51 AM

4. I have no love for Kelly-at all

But I think we will find that he is doing Yeoman's work in curtailing the Don's worst impulses.

It is hard to imagine but I think Trump would be magnitudes worse without someone to keep him a little in check. If he manages to install a real sycophant into that role, then I think things could get worse.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:39 PM

12. --be fun when Kelly's book comes out.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:01 AM

5. But he just said a couple of days ago that he had a great cabinet!!

Thereís something seriously wrong with this man.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:02 AM

6. Neilson, Zinke, Haley (resigning), and who else? De Vos (by her or his choice)?

And no, Chief of staff is not a Cabinet position so his imminent departure doesn't count in this count.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:09 AM

8. 2 years in and republicans haven't finished the transition. perhaps they'll send trump....

"another list of generals"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:19 AM

9. All bad managers do this too

Switch people constantly to keep them from mounting any opposition to his incompetence . He also makes it out like they we're loyal enough to intimidate the new ones into submission to do exactly as he demands , or else .

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:36 AM

10. I rather suspect he means the several people will quit on him

And he wants to be able to pretend it was his idea.

If he really wanted to change several potions after the midterms, he would have announced the moves simultaneously and branded it as a fresh start or a redirection of mission or something like that.

If he does it one at a time, without a clear indication of who or even how many upfront, it's because he doesn't have a plan, which means he's reacting not planning.

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Response to unblock (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:18 PM

11. Unfortunately, the one change we all

look forward to would be HIM. I doubt if Iwanka or Jarrod need to worry. This administration has been a train wreck from day one. He has appointed cronies instead of competent, established, experienced people. He is scared of truly intelligent people, since they show his lack of brains, polish, competency up by shining lights on those "qualities" I wonder if the "Forst Laydee" needs to worry about her "job"? She spends taxpayer money like water, so she is definitely doing her part of the grifting family. This clan feels that money is no object, so long as it is someone else's money.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:35 PM

13. Can't tRump get along with ANYONE? Must be something wrong with the rest of the world.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:29 PM

14. Don't buy Trump's bullshit.

He knows that all the scummy rats will soon be jumping ship. They must all be presumed to be rats and scum because they work for Trump. They know the ship is going down in flames.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:51 PM

15. Five card poker.... Gimme four.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:52 PM

16. Does anyone with any real ability and ambition want one of these jobs?

Trump has not realized what the house being willing to investigate him means because he is too stupid. But any potential cabinet official does. Especially since self interest is at the heart of being a republican. Itís becoming apparent that the Republican Party is dead. It is now the party of Trump and when he is gone the whole facade will collapse. His base has become addicted to the show and no one will be able to fill that role. They will go back to their fundy churches, bud light, four wheelers and double wides. Not that double wides are necessarily bad. The suburbs are gone for good.

At this rate every job will be filled by Fox personalities like Lou Dobbs.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:24 PM

17. Tobin, Squee and PJ

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:33 PM

18. Raker-in-chief? Microphone-snatcher? Umbrella-opener?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 12:02 AM

19. Loveless, friendless.

Empty and corrupt.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 01:59 AM

20. "Three or four..."

...maybe five or even six. He's heard as many as seven to eight, but it could go as high as nine or ten. Twelve, it's twelve.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:29 AM

22. I'm not sure he counts past ten.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:29 AM

21. More chaos. Ensuring that the WH will be more disfuntional than ever.

The danger is that there won't be enough people watching the Dumpster in oprder to head of a catasrophe of international proportions.

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