Hey guys, remember that time I predicted that the big shake-up would result in…
Here’s my guess: the White House staff is going to put the Russian Usurper out in front of the public, let him say whatever the hell he wants, and run for cover. We will hear more of the Angry Inch’s “The president’s Tweet speaks for itself.”
…this morning’s Axios email thingie tells us:
Immediate changes are planned for White House messaging, including:
- Sean Spicer will stay as press secretary, but will do fewer on-camera briefings (although he’s on-camera today at 2 p.m.)
- More briefings will be on-record but off-camera.
- Trump is likely to travel more — at least once a week, some top officials hope.
- Trump may take a few questions from the press when he’s on the road, and will take more questions when he’s appearing at photo ops with foreign leaders.
- An official explained why Trump will do more of the talking for the White House: “He says things exactly the way he wants them to be said.”
Translation: When he says it, he can’t second-guess his staff.
Here’s the essential thing to know: it is NEVER about the job anyone else is doing, it is about becoming a star. Remember, The Russian Usurper sees attention as a zero-sum game. If someone else is getting attention, it is attention that he is NOT getting.
Axios also tells us:
Scoop: Mike Dubke, President Trump’s communications director, is leaving the White House — the start of a wave of changes as the West Wing struggles to cope with burgeoning scandals and a stalled agenda.
He lasted about, what, 3 months. Lotsa luck getting a replacement. Who the heck would want THAT job?