According to NBC News on Thursday, President Trump apparently considered terminating Chief of Staff John Kelly. Although this rumor has been circulating – it’s his rumored replacement that has people scratching their heads.
After repeated feuds with his Chief of Staff, Gen John Kelly, after the ouster of Rience Priebus, Trump is considering eliminating the position of Chief of Staff from the White House.
In a recent interview with the Financial Times, former Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon speculated that – should Kelly get the boot – he is position will be left unfilled. Bannon’s predictions, however, may be an attempt to claw back media time and relevance after his fall from Trump’s graces, and subsequent firing from Brietbart News.
If Trump rejects the use of the Chief of Staff position, it would be historic.
This would lead the way for a new type of management organization at the White House. With no powerful “Gate Keeper,” such as a Chief of Staff, Trump would more directly control and interface with his various advisors. Running the White House like a CEO (working directly with all his top Directors and VPs) would be a radical departure from how all previous presidents have operated.
Would a Trump Boardroom function more smoothly, and with less turnover than the Trump Cabinet has? Only time will tell if Trump makes such a radical move.