"A Clean Reset": Trump Said To Be Cleaning House; Kelly, McMaster, Jared, Ivanka All On Way Out: Report

President Trump is said to be cleaning house, according to Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman who writes on Friday that  "Trump Is Going for a Clean Reset": Fuming in the West Wing, Trump Prepares to Defenestrate Cuck Allies and Go Full MAGA. According to a "Republican in frequent contact with the White House," Trump is "tired of being reined in," and is ready to clean the slate in the West Wing to his liking.

With the departures of Hope Hicks and Gary Cohn, the Trump presidency is entering a new phase—one in which Trump is feeling liberated to act on his impulses. “Trump is in command. He’s been in the job more than a year now. He knows how the levers of power work. He doesn’t give a fuck,” the Republican said. Trump’s decision to circumvent the policy process and impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum reflects his emboldened desire to follow his impulses and defy his advisers. “It was like a fuck-you to Kelly,” a Trump friend said. “Trump is red-hot about Kelly trying to control him.”

The solution, according to "five Republicans close to the White House," is a total changing of the guard: "Trump is going for a clean reset, but he needs to do it in a way that’s systemic so it doesn’t look like it’s chaos."

The first to go, according to the sources, will be Chief of Staff John Kelly followed by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster - who Trump has been at odds with for nearly his entire presidency according to reports. 

In late February, both CNN and Reuters reported that Kelly and McMaster were reportedly close to quitting or being fired over various issues, including Jared Kushner's security clearance which was downgraded last week. 

“There have been running battles between Trump and his generals,” said one of the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity. Kelly is a retired Marine general and McMaster an Army lieutenant general.

“But the clearance business is personal, and if Trump sets special rules for family members, I‘m not sure if Kelly and McMaster would salute,” the official said. -Reuters

Then on March 1, NBC reported that HR McMaster is on the verge of being pushed out - with Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly having orchestrated McMaster's ouster, even going so far as to select a leading candidate for the job. 

That might all be out the window says Gabriel Sherman - as Trump is said to be meeting next weekend at Mar-a-Lago with potential candidates for both McMaster and Kelly's positions. On Tuesday, Trump met with John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Trump is expected to interview more candidates for both positions, according to two sources. “He’s going for a clean slate,” one source said. Cohn had been lobbying to replace Kelly as chief, two sources said, and quit when he didn’t get the job. “Trump laughed at Gary when he brought it up,” one outside adviser to the White House said. (The White House declined to comment.) -VF

Bye Jared and Ivanka

Next on the list are reportedly Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. While Trump remains loyal to his family, Kushner has been attracting an increasing amount of negative press, and is reportedly a central focus of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The president's son-in-law is in a weakened position, which Trump may feel will be a detriment going forward. 

One scenario being discussed is that Kushner would return to New York to oversee Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign with his ally Brad Parscale, who was hand-selected by the Trump family. One Trump friend referred to it as a “soft landing.” Ivanka will likely stay on longer, perhaps through the summer, before decamping home to New York to enroll the children in a Manhattan private school. Both are presumed to remain in close contact with Trump, who often places significant value on the opinions expressed outside his administration, anyway. -VF

Sherman's sources claim the couple will try to hang on as long as possible to avoid the impression that they were driven out by Kelly, while both Ivanka and Jared have been furious at the Chief of Staff.  

“Why do you have to embarrass Jared like that?” Ivanka complained to a friend recently. Kushner is doing everything he can to appear engaged despite his lack of a security clearance. “He is looking at everything he can do that doesn’t require a clearance,” a former White House official said. Another source added, “The White House is trying to fluff him up again.”

With the seemingly ongoing game of musical chairs once again in play while Trump removes the chairs, one wonders just who will be staffing the West Wing for the rest of the Trump presidency. 


Pandelis junction Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:08 Permalink

wow ... "fuck you to Kelly" ... that was the real message of the tariffs on aluminum soup cans ?

well this one never crossed my mind ... go figure it if you can. anyway, who is this "republican in frequent contact with white house" anonymous? just fake news? someone who does not even exist? yeah, just more fake news.


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macholatte carni Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:30 Permalink


according to Vanity Fair's ....

You can stop right there.
Trump creates friction to test his people. He has said as much. The Fake News from unnamed sources about Trump terminating advisors has been going on since 1/20/17. The only advisors he really needs to terminate are Sessions and Rosenstein.


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BobEore Bay of Pigs Sat, 03/10/2018 - 19:46 Permalink

he he heh...

I chuckled at your chuckle cuckle...

all your hangout belongs to BOB now.

No where to run... no where to hide. \'Bolton'/ into the cockroach motel the last of yo mofos will be soon...

as the neo-tard 'revolution' completes its last propulsion o revulsion.

\who/ coulda seen it all comin?

Paper arrow with your paper plate squire? Moar crow ho?


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GUS100CORRINA Manthong Sat, 03/10/2018 - 16:20 Permalink

"A Clean Reset": Trump Said To Be Cleaning House; Kelly, McMaster, Jared, Ivanka All On Way Out: Report

My response: McMaster is the only one that I think will go for security reasons and the return of General Flynn to the post.

Who the HELL is writing this fiction?

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Deep Snorkeler JimmyJones Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:38 Permalink

Pickled Punks of the Trump Freak Show

Trump cannot find any competent people as the

best of the best avoid his clownworks.

Zombie General Kelly, Chatty Cadaver Kellyanne,

Mad Dog Mattis, shoe saleswoman Ivanka, pre-prisoner Jared:

those stars weren't so big, they are really quite small, you might

think they don't matter at all.

Melania is going to get an apricot surprise.

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holmes JimmyJones Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

Bolton is a warmonger (see above). He's also a chickenhawk

"Though Bolton supported the Vietnam War, he declined to enter combat duty, instead enlisting in the National Guard and attending law school after his 1970 graduation. "I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy," Bolton wrote of his decision in the 25th reunion book. "I considered the war in Vietnam already lost."

Biggest mistake Trump could make is hiring this guy, unless it's to clean the White House bathrooms.

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any_mouse holmes Sat, 03/10/2018 - 18:57 Permalink

Really? Bolton should have desired to die for access to opium? (Afghanistan, OEF)

A war that had no strategic objectives. Body counts were a measure of success. (GWOT)

A war that was started by a hoax. (9/11)

Certainly was not in defense of the USA. (GWOT, OEF, OIF)

A Ford manufacturing plant in Siberia that built Soviet military trucks that ended up on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

The deeper question is, how did they get so many to volunteer or to accept the draft to die for MICC.

The men who did not choose to serve are not the problem.

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GeezerGeek holmes Sat, 03/10/2018 - 18:58 Permalink

"I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy," Bolton wrote...

Can't fault him on that sentiment now, can we. I faced a similar conundrum in 1968, graduating from college the year the deferments for grad school disappeared. I knew two who fled to Canada. I chose the USAF. I guarantee that none of the men I knew who ended up in Vietnam wanted to go there, much less die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. And by 1970 it was clear the war was lost. 

The big problem I have with Bolton, as you point out, is his desire to intervene everywhere. Someone needs to tie him to a chair and subject him to about 168 hours of non-stop Phil Ochs anti-war music. Perhaps it would sink in.

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Give_me_liberty_or a Smudge by an… Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:25 Permalink

Have you ever known a pathological liar with bad (for lack of a better term) ADD?  I have, and it seems oddly familiar.

He is doing exactly what he was placed there to do, keep everything running on the technocrat/bankster plantation.  He keeps us guessing whether he's going to try to end the current system or not, because giving us false hope helps keep it going.  His gaudy style helps promote the consumerism that keeps the system churning.  It's real obvious.

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