Donald Trump is continuing to purge the White House of anyone who dares to criticize him, both demonstrating where his true focus is, and leaving him in danger of running out of people entirely. At the end of a week in which six of Trump’s White House staffers were fired after being flagged by the FBI, and ten advisory commission members all resigned in protest of Trump’s policies, it turns out Trump has now fired a senior director for the National Security Council for criticizing him.
National Security Council Senior Director Craig Deare may been trying to go down in a blaze, or he may have merely reached his breaking point. He spoke at a private event this week in which he criticized Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner, and made fun of the White House dysfunction. He also read the transcript aloud of Trump’s embarrassing recent phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. This comes just five days after National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was forced to resign over his role in the Trump-Russia scandal. This was also just two days after his would-be replacement Robert Hawrward emphatically turned down the job, citing Trump’s White House as being too chaotic — leaving no one in charge of the NSC, which has now lost another key employee. So what now of Deare, who’s been fired?
Now that Deare has lost his job, as reported by Politico, will he go ahead and begin making fun of Trump in public? He appears to have a copy of the transcript of Trump’s phone call with Mexico; will we now see it? In any case, if Donald Trump keeps firing anyone who criticizes him, he’ll soon have no one left to staff the White House.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report