High profile departures shows Trump’s lack of political skills

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

There’s a lot happening in white House after U.S. President Donald Trump came to power in United States with numerous executive orders signed by him and many CEOs shunning him in protest against his support for white supremacists, Nazis etc. in Charlottesville.

A huge number of Republicans rebuked Trump for his tepid response at the Charlottesvile rally. President Trump’s chief strategic  Stephen K Bannon exit, the latest in a string of high-profile West Wing shake-ups, came as  Trump has been isolated  for saying that “both sides” were to blame for deadly violence in Charlottesville, Varginia. But in all this mess, Trump refused to term his presidency is in chaos. Moreover, his popularity rating has slipped to 36%.

Bannon has been credited with the president’s most high-profile policies: imposing a ban on travelers from several majority-Muslim countries; shrinking the federal bureaucracy; removing regulations; and revising trade policies by aggressively confronting China and other countries.

The way the White house is being run by Trump shows that Trump lacks political skills and diplomacy as some high profile departures include  Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Dubke, both of whom served as communications director; Michael T. Flynn,national security adviser; Sean Spicer, the press secretary; and Reince Priebus, who was chief of staff before Kelly.

The chaotic condition persists as Carl Icahn, a billionaire investor who was advising Trump on regulatory issues, announced he was stepping down from that role. And A.R. Bernard, a pastor on the president’s Evangelical Advisory Board, quit, citing a “deepening conflict in values between myself and the administration.”

Trump has condemned the hatred “on many sides” in response to the violent white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying that “the hatred and division in the America must stop as we are all Americans first.”

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” Trump said during a short statement, adding that he had been closely following terrible events unfolding in Virginia.

Mentioning that the current unfolding of events in Virginia is not linked to his presidency, Trump said, “It has been going on for a long time in our country — not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.”

But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson strongly condemned racism announcing that hate is not an American value and promised to make his department more racially diverse.

“Racism is evil, it is antithetical to America’s values, it is antithetical to the American idea,” Tillerson said.

“Those who embrace it poison our public discourse and they damage the very country that they claim to love, So we condemn racism and bigotry in all its forms,” Tillerson said.

Trump is scheduled to speak at the convention center in downtown Phoenix at MT before traveling to Reno, Nev., on Wednesday. Before arriving in Phoenix, he’ll visit the U.S. border with Mexico to view the patrol equipment and facilities in Yuma, Arizona, and renew calls to fund a wall to keep out those trying to enter the U.S. illegally. Meanwhile, Border Patrol has apprehended 126,472 people who were illegally attempting to enter the United States at the border between Jan. 1 and July 31 of this year – a 46 percent decrease in the level of apprehensions from the same time last year.

Trump ‘s seven month presidency is tainted by Russian interference in 2016 Presidential elections and collusion of Moscow with trump campaign officials. Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian immigrant who met last summer with senior Trump campaign officials is of keen interest to Mueller, who is investigating the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. The 2016 meeting  session was arranged by a Russian businessman close to Putin whose emissary promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Trump.”

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By : Arti Bali

Senior Journalist

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