Trumpsters to the Dumpster.

Author:Lueders, Bill
Position:SMOKING GUN - Donald Trump's cabinet officials - Brief article
 
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As John Nichols illuminates in his new book, Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, perhaps no presidential administration in history has been so awash in swamp dwellers, extremists, and incompetents as the one headed by Donald Trump. One sign of this is the astonishing number of Trump picks who have come and quickly gone. Here's a short list:

REINCE PRIEBUS

Ex-job: White House Chief of Staff

Lasted: Six months

Reasons for leaving: Trump's need to "hit the reset button"

Quote: "This [my departure] is, I think, good for the President."

TOM PRICE

Ex-job: Secretary of Health and Human Services

Lasted: Eight months

Reasons for leaving: Got caught blowing hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars making personal use of government aircraft

Quote: "This is just another example of fiscal irresponsibility run amok in Congress right now"--referring in 2009 to government jets used by others.

SEBASTIAN GORKA

Ex-job: White House Adviser

Lasted: Seven months

Reasons for leaving: Out of his freaking mind

Quote: "The era of the Pajama Boy is over January 20 and the alpha males are back."

STEVE BANNON

Ex-job: White House Chief Strategist

Lasted: Seven months

Reasons for leaving: Fired for general horribleness, and so he could have an even bigger profile as an outside provocateur

Quote: The goal of the Trump Administration is "deconstruction of the administrative state."

SEAN SPICER

Ex-job: White House Press Secretary

Lasted: Six months

Reasons for leaving: Became national laughingstock, didn't like hire of Anthony Scaramucci

Quote: "This was the largest audience to ever witness the Inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."

ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI

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