Donald Trump has lost so many of his top advisers during his first year in the White House, it’s almost easier to compile a list of the few senior advisers that are left. The departures have been the result of resignations, power struggles, firings, criminal scandals, and other embarrassing incidents. Now it turns out a slew of Trump’s top remaining people, including some household names, are preparing to exit the building as well.
Three of Trump’s top advisers have one foot out the door, according to a new CNN report. White House Counsel Don McGahn, who is now directly in the line of fire in the Trump-Russia scandal, is on the verge of resigning (link). As Palmer Report pointed out earlier this week, McGahn’s wife just abruptly resigned from her own Trump administration job, a sign that his split from Trump is likely to be acrimonious. There is strong circumstantial evidence that McGahn has already flipped on Trump and cut a deal. Two other recognizable names are also reportedly on their way out.
Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn, who has publicly condemned Trump’s racism in the past, and who is quoted as saying horrible things about Trump in Michael Wolff’s new insider book, is also on his way out, according to CNN. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who took over the job after Michael Flynn was fired for illegally conspiring with the Russians, is also considering an imminent departure.
In the past several weeks alone, Donald Trump has lost Deputy White House Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell to resignations, and he’s fired former Apprentice contestant Omarosa from her poorly defined White House job. Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, Sean Spicer, Reince Priebus, Anthony Scaramucci, KT McFarland, Katie Walsh, and countless other hand-picked Trump White House advisers have also bailed in the first year.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report