Trump Wants a New Team, as John Kelly’s Star Dims

IT IS impossible to think of President Trump‘s “braintrust” being led by Sean Hannity. But that’s reality.

Our president is restless again and ready to get rid of Chief of Staff John Kelly. Maybe his latest comments about Dreamers sitting on their “asses” will provide an opportunity.

Nah, all of Trump’s men think the same way.

With every appointment, the prima donna president eventually sours of them.

Trump has recently told advisers he wants a “killer” to steer the White House’s response to Robert Mueller’s investigation and craft a midterm election message for him to stump on this fall. For Trump, there’s a growing urgency to fill the role. His efforts to stymie Mueller’s probe have so far failed, and the specter of impeachment looms if Democrats win back the House in November. Ivanka, who’s been frustrated with Chief of Staff John Kelly, has told her father that he needs people around him that will put his interests above their own. “She wants to clean house,” a Trump friend told me. “Her view is J.F.K. had Bobby there to have his back.” – Jake Sherman [Vanity Fair]

The world keeps revolving, stories pile up, but the only thing that matters is the man in the White House.

It’s the catastrophe you can’t stop watching.

Trump’s confidence has been lifted by the roaring economic engine that’s overheated but remains fundamentally strong. Thanks, Obama.

The President’s State of the Union speech was well received. And now he’s ready to look toward the midterms, thinking border security will bring out his base.

Trump’s supporters are already running negative ads starring Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Showing her disinterest in the middle class tax cuts. Asking for viewers to call her office to tell her they matter.

As Gabriel Sherman writes, Trump’s die hard advisors want him to make 2018 about Trump versus Nancy Pelosi.

We’ve seen this movie before…