Everybody knows there is great potential that at any moment, the hammer of justice (in the form of Robert Mueller) could end the presidency of popular vote loser Donald Trump.
Between his Russian collusion, his shady financial dealings and the massive, widespread corruption within the administration, it’s only a matter of time before something is finally too big for Trump to ignore or tweet his way out of.
And there are clues that Donald Trump himself knows this too. Bill Palmer at the Palmer Report explains:
Here’s who replaced Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist after he was fired: no one. Here’s who replaced John Kelly as DHS Director after he moved over to Chief of Staff: no one.
Here’s who replaced Anthony Scaramucci as Communications Director after he was fired: no one, basically, as Hope Hicks is now being forced to pull double duty. Here’s who replaced Sebastian Gorka and Ezra Cohen-Watnick: you guessed it, no one.
There is a larger pattern in which Donald Trump has failed to fill more than eighty percent of the appointed positions in the federal government.
But Trump doesn’t care about those lower level jobs, because those vacancies only mean that the agencies are having a difficult time operating; it’s no skin off his back. However, Trump very much does care whom he’s personally surrounded with in the White House.
And as he’s begun booting the various people from his inner circle he’s come to see as liabilities, he hasn’t lifted a finger to replace almost any of them.
Trump has clearly now reached a point in his presidency where he’s not even trying to replace his that he’s not White House senior staff.
There is no shortage of people who are willing to step into the roles Trump has available, but he’s not even bothering. Why? Because he probably doesn’t plan on being in office much longer.