A White House resignation that dates all the way back to December 2018 may have been the ultimate cause of President Donald Trump’s headaches regarding the impeachment inquiry — that is, if you believe the man who left the job.
According to former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, this whole mess could have been avoided if Trump had listened to him.
Kelly has regrets
Kelly, who resigned in December of 2018, now says he regrets resigning from his position, according to the Daily Mail.
The former chief of staff took a shot at current White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, saying he warned Trump not to replace him with a “yes man” like Mulvaney because it would ultimately land Trump in trouble.
If Kelly is to be believed, Trump made a big mistake in choosing the people who would surround him. Trump can’t do it all, and he clearly needs good advisors around him who will correct him when necessary, he asserted.
Kelly specifically recalled a conversation with Trump about Kelly’s eventual replacement. “I said whatever you do, don’t hire a ‘yes man,’ someone who won’t tell you the truth…because if you do, I believe you will be impeached,” Kelly said, according to Business Insider.
It really does appear that Kelly is correct considering the horrific losses Trump has faced on the battlefield of public perception. While Democrats have no real evidence against him, they have done an amazing job making Trump look guilty of something.
Unify the message
Kelly went on: “It pains me to see what’s going on because I believe if I was still there or someone like me was there, he would not be kind of, all over the place.”
Current White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham didn’t quite agree with Kelly’s assessment and fired back, “I worked with John Kelly, and he was totally unequipped to handle the genius of our great president.”
However, there is some truth to what Kelly is saying. Trump doesn’t need to find people who will do his job for him, he needs people who will keep his countless enemies at bay.
The biggest part of doing that is to ensure that the administration’s reputation is protected.
One of the most significant keys to achieving that is to make sure all members of the administration are on board with Trump’s defense and his overall message, something which may require further administration shakeups to accomplish.