One of the more amusing and ridiculous portions of Trump’s interview with 60 minutes was when he was asked about chaos in the White House with so many people leaving and being fired all the time. He said it’s all just “fake news” and that he has a bunch of “phenomenal people” ready to come in to the administration. He was asked specifically about James Mattis:
There’s just one problem with that, Donald: You said the exact same thing about all the people you’ve fired or replaced. They were all incredible, amazing, stupendous people — right up until they weren’t, which is usually when they failed to defend your idiocy loudly enough or questioned your (non-existent) judgment on something. Then they were suddenly the worst people ever and had to be replaced. You made a huge deal out of always hiring the very best people, yet you’ve fired almost everyone, or watched them walk out the door after getting fed up with your behavior. Those “very best people” have included a whole bunch of racists who have had to be fired after some of their past ravings and rantings have been made public. Then again, for you being a racist is part of being a “very best people.”
“I have a very good relationship with him. I had lunch with him two days ago. I have a very good relationship with him,” Trump swore. “It could be that he is. I think he’s sort of a Democrat if you want to know the truth. But General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very well. He may leave. I mean, at some point, everybody leaves. Everybody. People leave. That’s Washington.”
He explained he is “entitled” to hire and fire whomever he wishes.
“I’m changing things around. And I’m entitled to. I have people now on standby that will be phenomenal. They’ll come into the administration, they’ll be phenomenal,” the president claimed.
And while we’re at it, every time it’s been reported that you’re going to replace this person or that person, or that they were planning to leave, you’ve condemned those reports as “fake news.” And yet virtually every time, without fail, it turns out to be true a short time later. You’re like the little boy who cried “fake news.” Who could possibly take you seriously at this point when you say that? Only the very dumbest people.