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“It Got Back to Trump That Kelly Was Bad-Mouthing Him”: After Firing John Kelly on Impulse, Trump Learned He Had No Plan B

By Vanity Fair

Hyper-ambitious wunderkind Nick Ayers led Trump on, then left him in the lurch. So who now? Meadows? Mnuchin? Bossie? Berman? Reince PriebusRead full story

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  • Michael Andrews
    Michael AndrewsFounder & CEO at MPA Global

    Why would any young promising talented individual take a job knowing the track record of past occupants in the job and the possible (likely) long term damage to their reputation and future career. The record so far suggests taking a high profile job might not enhance a persons career path.

  • Brad Jakeman
    Brad JakemanproCEO & Founder at Brad Jakeman Inc.

    The most incompetent White House in modern history. Or ever.

  • Working in close personal proximity to Trump clearly has a very short shelf life. He thrives on disorder, encourages internal rivalry and is highly mercurial. Even if someone accepts all of that at face value, it’s still a short shelf life.

    Kelly lasting as long as he did, while trying to create order from chaos, was somewhat impressive. Though despite Kelly’s reputation, it’s hard to imagine that Kelly himself really believed it would be a lasting arrangement. There are no lasting arrangements

    Working in close personal proximity to Trump clearly has a very short shelf life. He thrives on disorder, encourages internal rivalry and is highly mercurial. Even if someone accepts all of that at face value, it’s still a short shelf life.

    Kelly lasting as long as he did, while trying to create order from chaos, was somewhat impressive. Though despite Kelly’s reputation, it’s hard to imagine that Kelly himself really believed it would be a lasting arrangement. There are no lasting arrangements in Donald Trump’s world, this we knew long before he was ever elected.

  • Mark  White
    Mark White Founder at White Label Media

    Wow Nick Ayers is not only a wealthy guy but he’s obviously keen to preserve his hard-earned? cash and reputation.

  • Erik Anderson
    Erik AndersonProcess Engineer at DuPont

    If we get through this presidency without a major disaster, it will be completely by accident

  • Really a 36 year old kid being 3rd or 4th in Command??? Oh Al Haig how you are missed... If this was a first time fund or a private business it might have never been launched or out of business...Regardless, of how many succession plans you have, in politics, you have to be political for the Greater Good of the Nation, and Not just a quick "Feel Good" of your ego!!! And Yes, I am a Republican, however, I am an American First!!! C'mon Donald you should know better, that kid was in prep school during

    Really a 36 year old kid being 3rd or 4th in Command??? Oh Al Haig how you are missed... If this was a first time fund or a private business it might have never been launched or out of business...Regardless, of how many succession plans you have, in politics, you have to be political for the Greater Good of the Nation, and Not just a quick "Feel Good" of your ego!!! And Yes, I am a Republican, however, I am an American First!!! C'mon Donald you should know better, that kid was in prep school during 9/11....I am really surprised Rudy Guliani allowed this to happen??? God Bless America!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🛐

  • John Toomey
    John ToomeyDirector of Revenue Operations at Quartz

    Without getting into editorializing, I have to wonder if the allure of working in such proximity to the highest office in all the land is really worth it when logic and probability from historic action is going to dictate that you’re going to get fired, be overly scrutinized and then potentially damage your long term aspirations.

    Especially if you’re at a younger age and you have a specialization as versatile as PAC fundraising

  • Nick Ayers “wanted to avoid intense scrutiny on his financial dealings.” Reporters had started calling him about how he made his millions. Instead of joining Trump in his sinking ship, Ayers decided he wants to sit on his millions and hang out with his triplets.

  • Don Brown
    Don Brown Retired at None

    It appears to be a failure to communicate.

  • Paula Nyer
    Paula Nyer

    Hi I hope 📎🧷📖📎💔

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