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As a Globalist coup unfolds in the White House, Jerome Corsi says that those loyal to Donald Trump are planning a counter coup and to have White House Chief of Staff Reince Pierbus fired.
Yet, Trump’s strategic counsellor Steve Bannon is continuing to hold his protective hand over Pierbus. Pierbus helped both Bannon and Vice President Mike Pence oust Michael Flynn with a strategic leak.
In addition, effective Trump aide Kellyanne Conway has come under increasing fire.
Positive news is that Flynn, who opened the door to Bannon and Priebus, is to be replaced by a deputy of General James Mattis. Vice admiral Robert Harward could start work as early as tomorrow as the new director of the National Security Council. Media report he is going to bring his own staff. There is also speculation that Harward will finally cut Steve Bannon out of the meetings in what has surely been the most incompetent counter coup against the Globalists ever.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that George Soros has just placed a billion dollar bet that the US stock markets will crash, according to Die Welt. He is betting 330 million on a crash in the Russell 200o index, which contains small and medium sized companies, as well as falls in the shares of oil and technology companies.
Soros also bought a huge stake in Goldman Sachs after Trump won the election.
The Achilles heel of Trump’s administration is that he has Goldman Sachs bankers in charge of the finance and economy. Taking advantage of the ignorance of Trump and the US intelligence community, they are preparing to crash the US economy together with the Federal Reserve. Janet Yellen on Tuesday hinted on another interest rate hike.
Skull and Bones member and former Soros employee Steven Mnuchin is now Treasury Secretary. Media report Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, who has received a huge credit line from Soros, persuaded Trump to select Mnuchin and other Goldman Sachs bankers as well as Pierbus, Pence and perhaps even Bannon.
Also, positive are reports that Trump is considering tapping Chris Christie as the new chief of staff. Matt Bai writing in Yahoo thinks that Christie should begin work immediately. I agree. Not just Pierbus should go, but Bannon and all the people they hired like Sean Spicer and Katie Walsh.
But whatever else you want to say about Christie (and I’ve always found him to be a more complicated and gifted politician than his detractors can stand to admit), the man knows how to bring focus to a political operation, and how to advance a governing agenda, and how to balance public bluster with backroom pragmatism.
And if there’s anyone on Trump’s senior staff who actually knows how to do any of that, by all means, get to the part of the ship that’s still above water and wave your hands frantically so we can see you.
I’m not saying Reince Priebus isn’t a decent guy in a difficult situation. But Priebus is a Wisconsin political operative who did a creditable job fundraising for the Republican Party. When it comes to running the vast federal government or navigating global alliances, he knows about as much as Omarosa.
Either Priebus deserves credit for assembling the rest of this misfit team or he’s too much of a supplicant to get control over staffing the operation. Whichever it is, he must know by now that he isn’t exactly fielding the A-team.
Why force yourself to fire another senior aide every few weeks or months, like a slow bleed? Better to replace poor Priebus now and let Christie deal with the unpleasantness of fixing things. (If there’s one thing Christie doesn’t mind, it’s unpleasantness.)
A chief of staff can elegantly reboot the system in a way a president can’t. A chief of staff can simply say: “I didn’t hire any of these guys, and I’m letting them go.” Done.
Look, it’s not my job to offer Trump advice on his presidency, and it’s not like he’d listen. Maybe it’s true that we’re all better off if the whole experiment craters in the first six months.
But that’s a pretty big risk to take, and if I were Trump, I’d call Christie back today and tell him I need some order and professionalism in the West Wing.
Which, by the way, is a substantial understatement.