Here we go again, more drama in the West Wing of the White House.
Donald John Trump, the nation’s current president, has pushed Mick Mulvaney out the door and brought in his fourth White House chief of staff in less than a single term as president.
The new guy is Mark Meadows, the soon-to-retire congressman from North Carolina.
I guess he surrenders his House seat now that he becomes part of the executive branch of government. No overlap allowed, under the U.S. Constitution. Right? Well, Trump likely doesn’t know that, given his demonstrated ignorance about the nation’s governing document.
It’s interesting — at least it is to me — that Meadows doesn’t have the “acting” tag attached to his new title. Mulvaney, a former South Carolina congressman, gave up his Office of Management and Budget job to take on the worst job in Washington, D.C. Oh yeah, he still had the title as OMB director, but he couldn’t do both jobs, as the chief of staff job was so demanding of his time and energy.
Meadows now joins a list of former WH chiefs: Reince Priebus, John Kelly and now Mulvaney. Trump has pushed all of ’em out of the White House.
Will this guy bring any sense of order, discipline and smooth management to the White House? Hah! Good luck with that.
He still works at the “pleasure of the president.” If we’ve learned anything about No. 45, it is that he doesn’t allow the chief of staff to do the job he is supposed to do.
The clown show goes on.