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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 12:54 PM

Kelly's on the way out according to Vanity Fair

With the president and his chief of staff arguing in public, Ivanka Trump takes charge of finding a replacement.

“I’VE GOT ANOTHER NUT JOB HERE WHO THINKS HE’S RUNNING THINGS”: ARE TRUMP AND KELLY HEADING FOR DIVORCE?


Donald Trump’s relationship with John Kelly, his chief of staff, fraught from the beginning, may finally have gone past the point of no return. Two prominent Republicans in frequent contact with the White House told me that Trump has discussed choosing Kelly’s successor in recent days, asking a close friend what he thought about David Urban, a veteran Washington lobbyist and political operative who helped engineer Trump’s victory in Pennsylvania. Ivanka is also playing a central role in the search, quietly field-testing ideas with people. “Ivanka is the most worried about it. She’s trying to figure who replaces Kelly,” a person who’s spoken with her said.


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/01/are-trump-and-kelly-heading-for-divorce?mbid=social_twitter



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Reply Kelly's on the way out according to Vanity Fair (Original post)
TubbersUK Jan 2018 OP
randr Jan 2018 #1
BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #2
dalton99a Jan 2018 #3
Irish_Dem Jan 2018 #4
Wednesdays Jan 2018 #20
Irish_Dem Jan 2018 #21
Zoonart Jan 2018 #5
hedda_foil Jan 2018 #6
dalton99a Jan 2018 #7
hedda_foil Jan 2018 #10
dalton99a Jan 2018 #12
Gothmog Jan 2018 #8
Baconator Jan 2018 #18
Renew Deal Jan 2018 #9
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2018 #11
gratuitous Jan 2018 #13
Baitball Blogger Jan 2018 #14
Turn CO Blue Jan 2018 #15
Raster Jan 2018 #16
VaBchTgerLily Jan 2018 #17
imanamerican63 Jan 2018 #19
paulkienitz Feb 2018 #22

Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 12:55 PM

1. Let's hope Kelly has the spine to tell the tale he could tell

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 12:59 PM

2. "Fire and Fury" is going to have to have a sequel!

Maybe - "Fire and Fury: Scorched Earth".

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 12:59 PM

3. So Ivanka is the hiring manager

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:00 PM

4. That is what is sounds like. Scary. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 06:45 PM

20. Why not drop all pretenses

and just make Ivanka COS?

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 06:50 PM

21. Or just make her co-president.

Then they don't need a COS.
She and Jared can handle the whole shebang.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:01 PM

5. Yep!

Let's just leave the government in the hands of Ivan-red and Miller. More chaos please.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:03 PM

6. I guess someone told him about the column on President Kelly this weekend.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:04 PM

7. He should hear more about President Miller as well

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:09 PM

10. Damn straight he should. What if Ivanka decides to pick Miller for C.O.S.?

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:12 PM

12. I wouldn't rule that out at all

Miller would love to take Kelly's job

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:06 PM

8. Kelly is not doing a good job of managing trump

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 02:30 PM

18. Who could do better and how?

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:06 PM

9. Has anyone noticed that in the end, the only people left around trump are either crazy or his family

Bannon, Priebus, Spicer, etc. never had a chance. It's always going to be about family business.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:11 PM

11. Ivanka's in charge of selecting the new CoS?

Sounds a lot like DICK Cheney's group deciding who should be Vice-President.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:13 PM

13. Kelly's profile has been rising lately, and that never pleases Lord Littlehands

I read a book a few years ago about Lavrenty Beria, the head of Stalin's secret police. Stalin was famously paranoid about anyone seeming to rise too high, and Beria was very sensitive about appearing too indispensable. The penalty for drawing Stalin's unwanted attention was at best internal exile, but imprisonment and execution were always available options as well. Early in the 1950s, a young man was in a low level position in Beria's bureaucracy. As the men above him were cashiered, he rose quickly through the ranks. His sudden appearance on the scene drew Stalin's gaze and triggered his fear. The young man disappeared even more quickly than he had appeared.

The author's prose generated the mental picture for me of the young man edging too close to an out-of-control machine and getting summarily sucked into the gear works and annihilated. Kelly sounds like he's on the same career path, though thankfully for Kelly, President Trump doesn't have quite the extra-legal tools at his disposal that Stalin did.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:15 PM

14. No one bought his Four General teflon expectation.

So, what good is he to the Trump Administration?

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:22 PM

15. I. Can't. Even. with this... Obtuse/Blind leading the Obtuse/Mean/Blind off a cliff. nt

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 02:15 PM

16. Pick me, Ivanka! Pick me!

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 02:23 PM

17. when will these people learn-Trump tarnishes the reputation of every person who works with him

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 02:35 PM

19. Sounds normal for the course!

He has fired one Chief of Staff, several advisors, communications personal, an Attorney General and don't forget FBI Agent Comey! He is still playing the part of a executive from TV! He can fire anyone at anytime!

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 04:12 PM

22. our hashtag: #bringbacktheMooch

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