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Trump jokes about high-level staff firings

19 March 2018

A reporter, in the wake of the president firing Rex Tillerson and continued rumors of pending shakeups, told Sanders, "we're hearing a lot from staff behind the scenes saying they're on edge, people are anxious, they don't know what's happening in terms of staffing exits, firings".

Trump's administration has set records for turnover among senior administration aides.

The conservative TV analyst Larry Kudlow was named as economic adviser on Wednesday, after Gary Cohn quit over trade disagreements. Though the drumbeat of the ongoing Russian Federation probe has only grown louder, the president believes that his recent decisions on tariffs and North Korea have breathed new life into his administration, and he is eager to take more bold steps that make his own mark.

McMaster is far from the only top Trump staffer on shaky ground, though.

The fact that the comments were made, even if off-the-record, to a room full of reporters and White House officials stunned The Beast's sources, especially given the fact that Kelly is regarded as "one of the more mature members of Trump's top brass".

With speculation about McMaster's future intense, Sanders on Friday gave a vote of confidence to the national security adviser, saying that she had spoken to the president the night before and that no changes were coming.

Southampton in talks with Hughes
The Club hope to have a new Manager in place before facing Wigan on Sunday for a place in the semi final of the English FA Cup. Former Watford boss Marco Silva instantly emerged as the frontrunner to succeed the Argentine on Monday night.

The newspaper said Mr. Trump is discussing potential replacements for Mr. McMaster, but is willing to take his time because he wants to avoid humiliating him as well as to have a successor ready. He was the target of online attacks from the fringes of the right wing last summer, including for his alleged insufficient support of Israel.

U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is most likely the next official to leave the Trump administration, following a string of firings and resignations, according to an online betting website said which put the odds against him staying at 3/2.

Despite once bemoaning Bolton's thick mustache as unbefitting a senior White House official, Trump has now determined he can look past it, one person familiar with his thinking said.

The President's penchant for television is so obvious that West Wing hopefuls have adjusted their views during television appearances in order to boost their chances of being offered a position in the White House.

According to Axios, in the 8 a.m. meeting with 20 senior staffers, John Kelly addressed reports speculating that President Donald Trump was considering firing any number of WH officials. Trump, the officials said, wants a lively discussion - he often talks about enjoying conflict among his aides - but has grown irritated that some try to undermine his decisions.

Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of state -CIA director Mike Pompeo - is a longtime favorite of the president who has demonstrated rare ability to navigate the West Wing.

Trump jokes about high-level staff firings