The President of United States, Donald Trump has been in the news ever since he took the charge as 45 President of the country; from North Korea to Mexican Border Wall, banning Muslims to arguments with Russia, President Trump does not know how to stay out of the news, rather knows how to be among the headlines. There has been a wave of Republicans bidding farewell to their political party most of which are leaving due to the policies introduced by none other than President Trump himself, the most recent of which was the White House Communications Director Hope Hicks who left saying that “she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job that made her one of the most powerful people in Washington, and that there would never be a perfect moment to leave”. Her resignation makes her the third Communications Director to have resigned in over a year, an alarming number of resignations for President Trump for a single post.
There is no one that can fill the void Hope Hicks will leave behind. She is in a league of her own and no one can replace her. Far and away one of the most talented and skilled people I’ve ever met and coming to work won’t be the same without her.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 1, 2018
While the Republicans have been leaving President’s side due to their own reasons, Trump himself hasn’t been doing much to avoid such resignations, is he? The White House’s dysfunction is crystal as a daylight as Gary D. Cohn has also bluntly informed the Chief of Staff John Kelly that he will not hesitate to resign if the President persists with his policy on aluminum and steel imports. Among all these leaving Republicans, the President has also been doing his best to push away his own daughter and son-in-law.
President Trump is asking chief of staff John Kelly for help in pushing Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner of the White House, The New York Times reports https://t.co/A4XBvON833 pic.twitter.com/FWX9QVgZ02
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 2, 2018
To that end, the President has called for John Kelly to handle things regarding his first daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner. According to the reports, the President has asked John Kelly to oust the two serving advisors from the White House. The request to move the couple out comes in the wake of Kushner’s security clearance conundrum which happened last week amidst concerns of financial relationships between Kushner and lenders. Recently the President, while in a private conversation, said that Mr. Kushner has become ‘another problem to deal with’.
While there has been news that the Republican has also asked Ivanka and Kushner to stay – it’s hard to understand what actually is going on between the President and the two White House advisors. While President Trump has reportedly asked the couple to not vacate their seats, his moves suggest otherwise as he has asserted multiple times that his daughter and son-in-law should leave, while also maintaining that the two should never have entered the White House in the first place.
Aides noted that President Trump has told Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump that they should keep serving in their roles, even as he has privately asked John Kelly for his help in moving them out https://t.co/HWI0Wg6KDj
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 2, 2018
Asking none other than John Kelly to get rid of the couple from the White House raises further concerns as John Kelly has history with Ivanka and her husband and they are not very fond of each other. Ever since Kelly’s entry into the West Wing in July last year, the Chief of Staff has been frustrated with Ivanka especially in the wake of the first daughter’s recent visit to South Korea. The couple has also been of the infuriated that Kelly has grown inhospitable to their presence in the White House.