Thanks to an endless string of controversial departures, resignations in protest, scandalous firings, and in some instances criminal scandals, Donald Trump has lost more people from his White House than anyone ever has. Because no one wants to climb aboard his sinking ship and go to prison with him, Trump can no longer fill his mounting vacant positions with anyone. This is no better evidenced than by his latest supposed job candidate.
Yesterday the New York Times reported that Donald Trump was considering Jim Webb to be his new Secretary of Defense. If you’re trying to place the name, Webb is the guy who ran for president as a Democrat in 2016 and got no traction with primary voters at all, then famously complained during a debate that the moderator had gone ten minutes without calling on him.
Jim Webb is a Vietnam War veteran and earned two Purple Hearts (something that Donald “bone spurs” Trump wouldn’t know anything about), but Webb is a remarkably crappy, unpopular politician. If Trump is already resorting to trying to tap Webb to be Secretary of Defense, it means no one else wants the job. The funny part is that Trump then tweeted that he’d never offered Webb the job, which probably means that Webb privately turned him down.
Donald Trump’s White House is virtually empty. In fact it’s so empty, he recently complained on Twitter about just how empty it was, and how alone he was. No one is willing to even set foot in his house anymore, as his house burns to the proverbial ground.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report