And it’s hardly surprising considering that Trump is under investigation for a variety of crimes, has been implicated in a felony, and is under suspicion of having colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.
His former associates like Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen are flipping like pancakes and the increasingly angry and isolated president doesn’t seem to have a friend in the world outside of his immediate family. Now with Chief of Staff John Kelly abruptly leaving his position at the end of the year Trump is struggling to find a replacement. He’s already swung and whiffed several times, with seemingly nobody wanting to take the job in a permanent role.
Now it’s been announced that the job will go to budget director Mick Mulvaney, albeit still only in an interim or “acting” role.
Nevertheless our deeply insecure POTUS was quick to claim on Twitter that people had been practically clamoring for the job.
For the record, there were MANY people who wanted to be the White House Chief of Staff. Mick M will do a GREAT job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2018
1. Needless to say, no one believed his lying butt.
For the record, there were MANY girls who wanted to be my prom date, my mom will do a GREAT job! https://t.co/IcCETy5MWU
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) December 15, 2018
— Alabama Quixote (@MarcSullivanAl) December 15, 2018
— Michele A. Green 🌊🗽🍄🇺🇸 (@Shellygotbelly) December 15, 2018
When you have to say it… https://t.co/S8s3LXrrok
— Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) December 15, 2018
Everyone else you offered it to said no. There’s that. Jared doesn’t count. https://t.co/BK15cyRWLq
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) December 15, 2018
Trump evidently is sensitive to the week of public rejections and media narrative that people of stature did not want to be his chief of staff https://t.co/i6Jo6M5xcj
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) December 15, 2018
7. According to the media not even Mulvaney knew he was going to be offered the job, which suggests that Trump is out of ideas and offering to just about anybody.
Mulvaney didn’t go to the White House today to interview for the chief of staff job, per sources. He went to discuss the looming government shutdown. Walked out with a promotion. https://t.co/PxrkAdOtz2
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 15, 2018
Senior WH people were telling reporters this morning that Christie was likely choice. Then he said no. POTUS angry about rejections and notion that no one wants job. Mulvaney had unrelated meeting in West Wing this PM. And then he was chief of staff. https://t.co/cjRueTUUg6
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) December 15, 2018
For the record, I have many beautiful Canadian girl friends that wanted to Chief of Staff but they were busy. Mick I Can’t Remember His Last Name will do a GREAT job! https://t.co/DFp0PiNP4K
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) December 15, 2018
Narrator: there weren’t. https://t.co/I3g2S0O7T4
— Matt Barnes (@sasnakmwb) December 15, 2018