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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:28 PM

VANITY FAIR: "Trump is hated by everyone inside the White House."

Mulvaney, Kudlow, Shine unhappy, eyeing exits.
“Trump is hated by everyone inside the White House.

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But while the State of the Union adjusted the president’s mood, it wasn’t enough to re-align the underlying dysfunction of the West Wing. Morale inside the White House, never high to begin with, has turned particularly bleak, according to interviews with 10 former West Wing officials and Republicans close to the president. The issue is that many see Trump himself as the problem. “Trump is hated by everyone inside the White House,” a former West Wing official told me. His shambolic management style, paranoia, and pattern of blaming staff for problems of his own making have left senior White House officials burned out and resentful, sources said. “It’s total misery. People feel trapped,” a former official said. “Trump always needs someone to blame,” a second former official said. Sources said the leak of Trump’s private schedules to Axios—which revealed how little work Trump actually does—was a signal of how disaffected his staff has become

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What’s driving a lot of the frustration is that Trump, now more than ever, runs the West Wing as a family business. Four sources said the only White House advisers he truly consults are daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. “This is a family affair, and if you’re not in the family, you’ve got problems,” a former official said. The special privileges and access afforded to Kushner and Ivanka have been alienating Trump’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney. “Mick is not entirely thrilled with the family,” a Republican close to Mulvaney told me. Multiple sources said Mulvaney is looking for a way out of the West Wing. He’s said to be interested in a Cabinet position, either at the Commerce Department or Treasury, and he’s reportedly been pursuing the University of South Carolina presidency. A senior White House official recently lobbied a friend of Mulvaney’s to convince Mulvaney to stay.



"https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/02/the-state-of-the-union-left-trump-stoked-but-some-of-his-staff-are-miserable



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Reply VANITY FAIR: "Trump is hated by everyone inside the White House." (Original post)
kpete Feb 8 OP
hlthe2b Feb 8 #1
kacekwl Feb 8 #35
PunkinPi Feb 8 #2
rogue emissary Feb 8 #4
Funtatlaguy Feb 8 #30
Achilleaze Feb 8 #3
trueblue2007 Feb 8 #5
Leghorn21 Feb 8 #6
CottonBear Feb 8 #16
The Blue Flower Feb 8 #42
Ohiya Feb 9 #45
Afromania Feb 8 #7
klook Feb 8 #8
CatMor Feb 8 #9
Solly Mack Feb 8 #10
maddiemom Feb 8 #20
DesertRat Feb 8 #11
Hamlette Feb 9 #46
Kingofalldems Feb 8 #12
matt819 Feb 8 #13
Yavin4 Feb 8 #18
Neema Feb 8 #14
Mr.Bill Feb 8 #15
shanny Feb 8 #41
SammyWinstonJack Feb 8 #17
Scruffy1 Feb 8 #19
BigmanPigman Feb 8 #21
PatSeg Feb 8 #22
DeminPennswoods Feb 8 #23
smirkymonkey Feb 8 #24
Fuzzpope Feb 8 #25
Blue Owl Feb 8 #26
Auggie Feb 8 #27
world wide wally Feb 8 #28
Fuzzpope Feb 8 #29
Bettie Feb 8 #31
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 8 #32
JohnnyRingo Feb 8 #33
Lonestarblue Feb 8 #34
LiberalFighter Feb 8 #36
LiberalFighter Feb 8 #37
ooky Feb 8 #38
Mickju Feb 8 #39
hibbing Feb 8 #40
Doreen Feb 8 #43
dajoki Feb 8 #44
niyad Feb 9 #47

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:29 PM

1. FInally, someone admits the obvious (or what SHOULD be obvious)

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:00 PM

35. Yet they will constantly

kiss his ass. Sad.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:30 PM

2. Also by most everyone out of the White House..

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Response to PunkinPi (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:34 PM

4. +1

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Response to PunkinPi (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:45 PM

30. And by everyone in every country except Russia

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:31 PM

3. But the republican party remains slobbering on its knees

for it's deceitful and treasonous republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:34 PM

5. i would work for the Rump WH .... JUST SO I COULD LEAK DAMAGING INFORMATION

I would spy for the Democrats !!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:34 PM

6. Awww, who loves ya, lil Donnie?



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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:56 PM

16. He is a TRAITOR. This picture is damning evidence. N/ T

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:04 PM

42. The traitor has gained in girth since this photo

just an observation

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

45. I think..

That they hate him too. It's just in their best interests to pretend otherwise.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:34 PM

7. Amazing, but it's just too damn bad. They signed up for this shit and KNEW what they were in for.

That stolen power was just too damn attractive and they made their deals. Each and every one signed on the dotted line to trade our sovereignty as a nation, our freedoms as a people, the rules of law, and simple general decorum and procedure in exchange for their 10 pieces of silver.... oh wait make that -3 pieces of silver. I almost forgot about that really fantastic trickle up tax cut.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:35 PM

8. B-b-but I read that a Democratic Senator is too demanding!

Let's not get distracted here!!

I would hope the tag is not needed, but lately one can't be too sure.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:40 PM

9. Those people even if they only had half a brain ...

had to know what trump is all about even before they took the job. Did they think they were going to change things. No sympathy for any of them. The way things are going
only Ivanka and Jared will be left probably what Donnie wants.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:41 PM

10. I think, at the very least, people working for the Trump WH should be miserable.

So miserable it affects every aspect of their lives. I enjoy thinking they go home each day and cry. They wake up each morning and cry.

Fuck'em. They had a choice. They made it.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:07 PM

20. And HOW STRANGE is the Kellyanne and hubby George situation?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:42 PM

11. I'm sure that includes Melania and Barron too

If the latter even lives there...

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:05 PM

46. I've changed my mind on Melania. I think she likes him.

She is so evil, they are cut of the same cloth. Her not taking his hand etc. I think just shows what a cold bitch she is.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:42 PM

12. Kick and rec.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:47 PM

13. Nothing surprising

What is surprising is that they don't quit. Some don't need the money. They're already wealthy and live in their own bubbles, so they're not going to suffer all that much by leaving. They can afford it and they'll associate only with their own kind.

As for the hacks who thought that service in the WH was a resume plus, well, that's so wrong it's scary. Some of these people may have to make it in the world without same resources of someone like Mulvaney, for example. They have to make money, and they aren't guaranteed sinecures in the RW establishment. You would think at this point that they'd want to minimize their association with this toxic administration. To say nothing of saving themselves from further humiliation.

Those who are still there are still going to be excluded. They are not going to be the adults in the room. They are not going to minimize the damage.

What is in their backgrounds and psychological make-up that compels them to remain.

Maybe they're true believers, like SHS.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:59 PM

18. For some of them, this is their last chance to ever work in the White House

I know that's true of Kelly Anne Conway.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:51 PM

14. I experienced a micro-version of this. I worked for a department that hired a

person who, without a doubt, had Narcissistic Personality Disorder. She talked a good game, and was able to convince the right people that she was the woman for the job. But as soon as she was hired the entire department went off the rails with breath-taking speed. She was incredibly skilled at blaming any and everyone else for whatever was wrong, so she kept her job for 2 years.

In that time, morale got to such a toxic level that people left crying almost daily. I worked remotely so it wasn't as bad for me, but there were plenty of times I was on the phone with her at 1 in the morning telling her that, NO, there was not time to completely start over on a project that was already being implemented late, had already been produced, and was being installed the next morning. What I did was not life-or-death work either. We weren't saving lives or running the country by any means.

She'd disappear for days at a time and not answer any communications ("executive time"?) but then would come back and freak out about any decisions that got made because we could not wait any longer for a response. She actually tried to push back a project that was centered around a particular national event that DOES NOT CHANGE every year. Like the whole world was supposed to agree to wait until she got what she wanted.

By the time she finally got fired, she ended up causing the whole department to get shut down and tons of people lost their jobs.

When I think of how stressed out and burnt out and hopeless everyone felt at that job, and then try to imagine a person like her being president, I don't honestly know how people in the WH haven't committed suicide or had heart attacks from working with that bag of shit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:55 PM

15. I hope everyone who works in the Trump White House

has their career destroyed to the point where they couldn't get hired at Taco Bell.

(No offense intended to those who work at Taco Bell)

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:39 PM

41. That is my fervent hope as well.

It could also be why some don't leave: they may never work again, like Huckasleaze.

and imo if Univ. of South Carolina offers Mulvaney the presidency they should lose their accreditation.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:59 PM

17. Shocker! LOL!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:05 PM

19. He is already in lame duck land.

Nobody wants to climb in a sinking ship. This disaster is of his own making, and I expect the next year and a half will be mostly TV, golf and indictments. If he had half a brain he would just head to some country that doesn't do extradition.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:07 PM

21. So is our country led by President Putin and Jarvanka is the VP?

I feel so safe and secure now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:08 PM

22. "Shambolic management style"

I learned a new word, "shambolic", love it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:17 PM

23. The sooner Mulvaney leaves the federal govt, the better

for all of us, imho.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:19 PM

24. I predicted that Mulvaney wouldn't last 6 months.

How far in are we at this point?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:30 PM

25. Hehehe...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:32 PM

26. What's to like?

He's an odious, self-absorbed, lying asshole who thinks he's a king. Fuck him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:40 PM

27. Hey, WH staffers: Take detailed notes. Be prepared to testify. Continue to leak info.

It's a ticket out of there. And sweet revenge.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:41 PM

28. And, might I add, everyone outside the White House as well.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:44 PM

29. Whatever happened to..

That dastardly masked policy pickpocket who wanted us all to know that the grown-ups were still in charge?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:48 PM

31. How utterly shocking

oh, wait, NOT even a little bit surprising.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:52 PM

32. If that's true, then why in the world is anyone staying there?

Unless they are all taking copious notes and intend to write tell-all memoirs as soon as they leave.

But so long as they are there, they are totally complicit in all the wrong-doing and illegal things that are going on.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:54 PM

33. Et Tu Kudlow?

After spending countless hours on air promoting the genius that is DJ Trump, I'd think he would be thrilled to be in his employ.

hahaha

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:56 PM

34. They just need to quit--all at once.

If the entire WH staff resigns at once, it would send a powerful message to the world about their boss. And it might help rehabilitate them for future job opportunities. The longer they stay, the more any future employer will assume that they’re okay with whatever Trump says and does.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:02 PM

36. I hope the U of SC does NOT offer him a position.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:03 PM

37. I don't think they hate him enough. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:03 PM

38. Then we have something in common.

I hate him too.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:03 PM

39. I have no sympathy.

The ones mentioned are all horrible people and deserve to be miserable.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:11 PM

40. Grift as much as you can then get out

University of South Carolina should be ridiculed if they hire someone who voluntarily worked for the racist in chief.

Peace

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:33 PM

43. If they hate him, why are they still supporting him?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:42 PM

44. Then why do they continue to shill for him? n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:18 PM

47. BOOOOOO FREAKEN WHOOOOOOO--every single one of those peoplw KNEW what the toddler

tyrant is like, and yet, they chose to work in the WH anyway.

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