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Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by jimjay » March 14, 2018, 3:57 am

OK, so keep the Trump debate over here in Vlad's "Will Trump Make The Grade" viewtopic.php?p=509126, this here thread I'm making is just a running list of who's been fired, for the sake of historical documentation.

It'll get an update from start to finish soon.

March 13, 2018: #1: FIRED! SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON:

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/poli ... index.html
(CNN)President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed him, replacing his top diplomat ahead of a potential high-stakes sitdown between the US President and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Tillerson's departure follows months of tension between him and Trump. Gina Haspel, the current CIA deputy director, stands to take over the agency, Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
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March 13, 2018: #2: FIRED! TRUMP PERSONAL ASSISTANT JOHN McENTEE

"President Trump's personal aide fired, escorted from White House without getting coat."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.3871907
President Trump’s personal assistant was fired — escorted from the White House without being allowed to get his coat — and promptly placed on Trump’s campaign team, according to reports.

John McEntee was dismissed after being denied a security clearance due to financial problems including issues with online gambling and tax problems the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
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March 13, 2018: #3 FIRED! STEVE GOLDSTEIN, UNDERSECRETARY OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, STATE DEPT.
"White House fires top Tillerson aide"
Washington (CNN)Hours after his boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, was ousted Steve Goldstein, the under secretary of public affairs at the State Department has been fired by the White House. Goldstein publicly contradicted the White House account of how Tillerson was fired on Tuesday morning. Goldstein said Tillerson was officially notified he'd been fired from a tweet from President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning, and in a statement, said Tillerson had "every intention of remaining."

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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by papafarang » March 14, 2018, 5:21 am

he fires people using twitter :lol: unreal :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by jimjay » March 15, 2018, 6:22 am

OK, looks like an off day, no firings YET, from the world's most unstable Presidential cabinet ever.

So here's an article from CNN:

"The 9 people Donald Trump might fire next"

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/poli ... index.html
There's any number of options, given that Trump has actively feuded with lots of his Cabinet since hand-picking them just over a year ago. Below, I've ranked a variety of embattled Trump Cabinet members based on their likelihood to be given the Rex treatment -- aka fired via Twitter.

1. Jeff Sessions: Trump has publicly attack the attorney general repeatedly -- calling him, among other things, "beleaguered" and "DISGRACEFUL." He has told not one but two news organizations that he would not have appointed Sessions as AG if he knew Sessions would recuse himself in the Russia investigation. He refers to Sessions as "Mr. Magoo" in private settings, according to the Washington Post. I mean....

2. Jeff Sessions: See #1.

3. David Shulkin: Not only did VA Secertary Shulkin misuse taxpayer money on a trip to Europe last year, he is also weathering a scathing report from the inspector general regarding a veterans center in DC that has been plagued by poor management. Even worse? He got the dreaded vote of confidence from the White House earlier this week; White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Shulkin was doing a "great job."

4. H.R. McMaster: Rumors of tension between the National Security Adviser and Trump have been rampant for months. There's even been chatter about how to move McMaster back into the military in order to get him out of the White House. With Trump jettisoning Tillerson, might he move on another member of the more globally-minded wing of his foreign policy team?

5. Ryan Zinke: The Interior secretary was on the receiving end of a slew of negative press last week when word leaked out that the department had paid $139,000 to replace doors in his office space. Zinke pled ignorance and said he knew nothing of the expenditure, with his spokesperson pointing to a decision by career employees. Zinke is also facing a series of questions about whether his travel expenditures push the limits of legality. He was one of four Trump Cabinet officials -- Shulkin, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt were the others -- called to the White House in February for frank conversations about ethics.

6. Scott Pruitt: The EPA administrator made news -- and not the good kind -- earlier this year when it was revealed he regularly flew first class and stayed in high end hotels, racking up expenses in excess of past people to hold his job. Pruitt said he flew 1st class because of the threats made against him. He has also faced scrutiny of late for allowing an EPA employee to pursue outside work as a media consultant. Not for nothing: Pruitt called Trump an "empty vessel" in 2016.

7. Ben Carson: The Housing and Urban Development secretary purchased -- and then canceled -- a $31,000 dining set for his work office. Why isn't he higher on this list? Because Trump likes him -- and the two went through the political wars together in 2016. I think that counts for something -- maybe a lot -- in Trump's book.

8. John Kelly: Reports are rampant that Kelly and Trump have fallen out, and that, as importantly, the White House chief of staff is in semi-open warfare with Javanka. Kelly's ham-handed handling of the Rob Porter debacle and the resultant news coverage clearly knocked him down several pegs in Trump's eyes. And, Kelly was reportedly part of a "suicide pact" with Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis -- that if one left or was fired, they would all leave. Working against the idea of Kelly being fired: Trump loves "his" generals.

9. Betsy DeVos: The Education secretary has had a very rocky road. This weekend was the bumpiest bit yet as DeVos seemed totally out of her depth in an interview with "60 Minutes" Lesley Stahl. Trump hates negative headlines that he doesn't cause. But, it seems like he has more urgent firing priorities than DeVos.

10. Jim Mattis: The "Mad Dog" is only on this list because of the aforementioned "suicide pact" with Tillerson and Kelly. That aside, he appears to be the Cabinet secretary who has clashed the least -- or the least publicly -- with Trump.

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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by glalt » March 15, 2018, 12:13 pm

If you want to be part of a team, Trump's team, you have to be a team player. I don't know why it took him so long to get rid of non team players.

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Post by papafarang » March 15, 2018, 1:47 pm

maybe no issues with the team ? maybe fire the team manager for putting a crap team together :lol:
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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by tamada » March 15, 2018, 9:13 pm

papafarang wrote:
March 15, 2018, 1:47 pm
maybe no issues with the team ? maybe fire the team manager for putting a crap team together :lol:
Too right. And some people say David Moyes is rubbish?

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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by stattointhailand » March 15, 2018, 9:20 pm

glalt wrote:
March 15, 2018, 12:13 pm
If you want to be part of a team, Trump's team, you have to be a team player. I don't know why it took him so long to get rid of non team players.
That's an easy answer ...... he needed them there to make sure he didn't make an even bigger c*ck up than he has :-$

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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by jimjay » March 15, 2018, 10:22 pm

OK gents, it's cracking on to about 8:30AM West coast time which means just before lunch in Washington DC.

After Donny T chokes down some Big Macs someone's sure to be whacked. Who will it be?

No way we could get this close to the St Patrick's Day weekend without another sacking, whacking or at the very least a tweet-powered shellacking?

Place your bets folks... I'm thinking David "skulkin'" Shulkin... Sessions "too big" a headline, -need some smoke screen headlines first, like a major shooting (see other UM thread for that \:D/ ).

Or John Kelly hits the road early!

John Bolton skulking around somewhere chanting in tongues, BBQ'ing midgets, -he'll be in the Cabinet soon enough getting war plans in place.

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Post by JimboPSM » March 15, 2018, 11:31 pm

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has (as of today) just become a good candidate to be added to the list.

Rationale - even though he is the US Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin wasn’t able to stop the US Treasury today from slapping sanctions on to a number of Russian entities over the 2016 interference in the US election.

What makes this development especially intriguing is that these entities include a number of those just recently indicted by Mueller.

Additionally Mnuchin has the embarrassment in Davos over the value of the USD hanging over his head; Mnuchin had been applauding a weaker USD only then to be contradicted by Scum 45 favouring a stronger USD (was this a case of the left hand being clueless about what the right hand was doing or was it just another tantrum from Scum 45 because someone else was the centre of attention?).

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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by tamada » March 16, 2018, 8:20 am

Looks like #4 from the list, H.R. McMaster.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... nal&wpmk=1

An who may replace him?

John Bolton.

Why?

"Trump also thinks Bolton, who regularly praises the president on Fox News Channel, is good on television."

Another ringing endorsement if ever one was needed.

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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by jimjay » March 16, 2018, 8:10 pm

tamada wrote:
March 16, 2018, 8:20 am
Looks like #4 from the list, H.R. McMaster.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... nal&wpmk=1

An who may replace him?

John Bolton.
How epic, -this list has turned out it's first result. \:D/ Alas not really worthy of celebration, more like "goodbye civilization". :-k

I no longer give Bolton a first name. He's more like an evil protagonist in a Marvel film so we can just call him "Dark Lord". He's no doubt off drinking blood & frying up some kittens somewhere and will "rise" soon once they make him "daylight-proof" again.

I'm wondering who will get the ax next. Actually it's morning in DC right now. The clock is ticking. I keep refreshing drudge report in browser, between it's own self-refreshes. Got the African villager drumming songs playing in the background.

So after wolfing down some McDonald's Hash Browns w/ 6 Egg McMuffins, some Ritalin, and perhaps eating some heads off a few bats or monkeys, The Cheetosassin will soon strike once more.

This time I think someone will have to flee in fear first -so think a resignation by someone, -maybe this VA Chief, David "skulkin'" Shulkin?

I was wrong on yesterday's prediction, so 0 for 1.

After a high profile resignation I think The Cheetosassin will end the day baseball batting the head off a major cabinet member via a "You're Fired" tweet.

Or will it be in reverse, heads batted, then fleeing resignations?

Here's a video of what today's proceedings might look like (cabinet & staff in blue):



and in case you missed it, before we get onto the BONUS STAGE with the firing of SESSIONS or MEULLER here's a nice video previously posted in Vlad's now flagging post:


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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by tamada » March 17, 2018, 8:22 am

I think Mnuchin is safe for the time being despite Treasury slapping even more sanctions on the Russians. The difference being this time the White House has very publicly endorsed the idea of Russian complicity in buggering up the 2016 US Presidential election process.

Hey you Trumpeters! Howdya like THAT big, fat nothing burger now???!!!

I guess with the GOP having a serious arsepucker over the mid-term results and the very real possibility of Putin the K i n g Maker easily finding Trumps reverse gear, it makes perfect sense to be able to blame their inevitable losses on Russian online skulduggery. Mind you, if the 18th District of Pennsylvania is anything to go by, in the recent 'special election' (due to the nice-guy Republican incumbent getting caught pressuring his mistress to get an abortion), the US electorate are quite capable of flipping a 20-point Contard lead from 2016 and the Libtards have garnered a seat that they haven't had a sniff at for over 15 years. This DESPITE the ludicrously gerrymandered extents of the 18th district by the incumbents that the state Supreme Court has recently ordered to be redefined. So chances are, come the real mid-terms, this will remain a Democratic gain.

Donald Trump... just a boy, giving it all away.

Y'all want fries with that nothing burger?

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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by Lone Star » March 17, 2018, 12:48 pm

McCabe fired. Good riddance. Bye, Felicia.

I hope McMaster is next.

More underminers to follow.

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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by tamada » March 17, 2018, 2:52 pm

Lone Star wrote:
March 17, 2018, 12:48 pm
McCabe fired. Good riddance. Bye, Felicia.

I hope McMaster is next.

More underminers to follow.
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Re: Active List: Trump Firings, Resignations

Post by Zidane » March 18, 2018, 11:25 am

I don't take that much interest in politics.....British either,for that matter....but I was reading that as McCabe was fired just a few days short of his 50th birthday he wont now qualify for his pension till he is 57,instead of 50 !
Is that true ? If so,it appears pretty vindictive to me even if you cant stand the guy or his political views.
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