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At the same time, however, they also serve to make one thing clear: While lies are par for the course for the President, he doesn't generally stick his neck out for people he's about to fire. Things can change rapidly in Trump World, of course, but at the moment we have to assume Chief of Staff John Kelly is far more likely to be shown the door right now (see below) than Pruitt is.(Z) The first attempt to manage Donald Trump, with Reince Priebus as chief of staff, was a disaster.Given the President's aggressive tendencies, and Priebus' status as a member of subphylum invertebrata, that arrangement was like bringing a knife to a gunfight.And so, "Manage Trump, v1.0" was a pretty spectacular failure, and came to an end after just 192 days.• Trump Doubles Down on Pruitt • Managing Trump, v2.0 • Managing Trump, v3.0 • Trump Will Get to Reinvent the Ninth Circuit • GOP Candidates Have to Walk a Fine Line on Tariffs • Americans Are Taking to the Streets • Democrats Surging in Tennessee No member of Donald Trump's cabinet is currently more embattled than EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, as he is enmeshed in all number of scandals, from burning through tens of thousands of dollars in first class travel, to renting a room at below-market rates from a lobbyist, to abusing the privileges that come with his extensive security detail, to punishing underlings who dared to question his behavior.
The first is that judges tend to serve for 15-30 years, and that means that a very large percentage of the current justices were appointed by Democrats.
The good news, such as it is, is that v2.0 worked out as planned, at least for a while.
And, at 251 days and counting, it has lasted longer than v1.0. Except that it is clear that Kelly's days are now numbered.
After all, he's the greatest ever at everything he's ever tried.
Whatever happens, though, the White House staff still feels a clear need to "manage" Trump.