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NYT: John Kelly Says WH a 'Miserable Place to Work,' Considers Exit

NYT: John Kelly Says WH a 'Miserable Place to Work,' Considers Exit
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly ( Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 10 June 2018 02:05 PM

White House chief of staff John Kelly is mulling an exit in what would continue a near-constant staff churn that shows no sign of slowing, The New York Times reported.

The retired U.S. Marine Corp general is beaten down, unnamed West Wing advisers tell the Times, with one source reporting that Kelly told visiting senators that the White House was “a miserable place to work.”

“It seems as though Chief of Staff Kelly is losing power by the day,” Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who has studied White House turnover over the last six administrations, told the Times.

“It’s almost like a battery that’s draining. I’ve not seen any presidency operate effectively without putting somebody in there that you respect and you can trust.”

According to Tenpas, President Donald Trump’s staff turnover is at 51 percent, and that by midterms, he’ll lead an emptier White House than his predecessors had.

One of Kelly’s deputies, Joe Hagin, is looking for a way out, considering a high-ranking job at the CIA, according to The Washington Post.

“The lesson of the first year and a half of the White House is not that the president needs fewer guardrails,” Chris Whipple, author of “The Gatekeepers,” a history of White House chiefs of staff, told the Times.

“He needs more. There’s a huge difference between confidence and competence.”

Tenpas said many would-be West Wing staffers may shy away from filling empty roles that the president believes he can do on his own.

“I think Trump has run through the first string of people pretty quickly,” she told the Times. “If the patterns hold, we’re going to see another huge number of departures simply because people are exhausted and ready to move on.”

Stephen Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist, told the Times Trump’s love of conflict had driven his approach to the presidency. “This is how he won,” he said. “This is how he governs, and this is his ‘superpower.’ Drama, action, emotional power.”

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