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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 10:14 AM

BTRTN: The Interns Are Running the Asylum

The White House is imploding yet again, as Chief Fixer John Kelly spectacularly mismanages a crisis:

"The White House – or more specifically the inner circle of Donald Trump – is dominated by overwhelmingly underqualified senior staffers.

There is, of course, 'Jarvanka,' the eager power couple Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who wield vast familial advisory power and a portfolio more of less of their own choosing (including, in Kushner’s case, the Middle East peace process), despite having absolutely no prior experience in public policy, international affairs or politics. That is, zero experience.

Then come Stephen Miller and Hope Hicks, both of whom joined the Trump campaign more or less as glorified interns. With the ouster of Steve Bannon, Miller, a former Jeff Sessions’ staffer, has, at 32, become the de facto senior domestic policy advisor to Trump. Melania-lookalike Hicks, just 28, parlayed an exceedingly modest NYC public relations career into the White House Communications Director position, having outlasted her three bosses (and predecessors in the position) who collectively lasted a mere six months: Michael Dubke, Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci. Hicks, while no PR whiz, is the ultimate sycophant and rarely appears to leave Trump’s side.

And then there is General John Kelly. Kelly is no spring chicken..."

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