Trump has a major problem with his administration, and it is the largest distraction to Trump’s agenda. No it isn’t his Twitter account, which is a major distraction, but the leaks in the Trump administration threaten everything he wants to do.
Every day there is some new source with inside knowledge of the administration, releasing some bit of information that is damaging to the president.
A New York Times article revealed that an aide told the press they were working in the dark because they couldn’t figure out how the lights turned on.
The article went on to claim that Trump enjoys sitting alone, watching television wearing a bathrobe.
Of course Trump took to twitter to say the author “writes total fiction”.
One of the largest leaks in this short administration is the call that Trump had with the Australian Prime Minister. Quotes were leaked to the press that asserted that Trump said that the call with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was “the worst call by far” of any call he had with a world leader.
The news did not make his supporters feel any more comfortable and it gave more ammo to his growing number of detractors. The leaks are proving a constant flow of ammo to the left.
Tensions are growing because of the leaks in an already divided White House. Reince Priebus is the President’s Chief of Staff, but he also represents the establishment Republicans.
Steve Bannon is a senior counselor to the president and has criticized the Republican establishment for years as the executive of Breitbart News. Bannon is about as anti-establishment as you can get.
With Trump being in politics really for the first time in his life, he hasn’t been able to build a solid team around him that he trusts and for good reason.
The administration is plagued with leaks, and if this continues, it is possible that Trump will get his family more involved. For now, the leaks are a major distraction and keeping the Democrats in the game when the White House should be in a position to push their agenda.
If Trump can’t find a way to stop the leaks, then he will spend all his time managing his team and putting out fires and not enough time governing.
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