As I have stated before, President Trump is temperamentally unsuited for the job. He has spent decades running his business as if he were a feudal lord. He seems to have no filter between what he thinks and what he says. His massive ego makes it hard for him to take advice. As a result there have been dozens of unnecessary mistakes.
Every president needs a strong White House Communications Director. They manage all communication regardless of media. They should have extensive media and/or PR experience. They need to be able to stand up to the president. They should also be invisible to the public. Mike Dubke, Jen Psaki, Ellen Moran and Kevin Sullivan have held the job in recent years. I haven’t heard of any of them.
The other day I wrote about Anthony Scaramucci’s lack of experience. I predicted a bumpy ride but had no idea how rough it would be. Recently he tweeted about the felonious lead of information and seemed to imply that Reince Priebus was to blame. It turns out that it was public information. He has since talked about wanting to kill leakers. In a recent interview he said Priebus was a (expletive) paranoid schizophrenic and that Steve Bannon does nothing but perform a sexual act on himself.
He hasn’t even started his job yet and has already done tremendous harm to the administration. Staffers are running scared. The battle among top officials is turning into a war. He seems to be trying to out-Trump Trump. All of this is a massive distraction to what they are trying to accomplish.
The Trump administration is already in some trouble. Every day he is in office will only make things worse.