Monday, July 31, 2017


A Bloomberg story on John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, is headlined "Ivanka, Kushner Give Kelly Support That Priebus Never Got."
President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, senior advisers with unfettered access to the Oval Office, supported Kelly’s selection as chief of staff after losing confidence in Priebus, said an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity....

“Trump doesn’t really like to delegate. He likes to be accessible,” said David Cohen, who teaches political science at the University of Akron in Ohio and is writing a book about White House chiefs of staff. “The number of people who have walk-in privileges to the Oval Office is unlike anything we’ve seen in the modern presidency.”

Trump’s daughter and son-in-law have committed to work with Kelly to create more order around the president, a White House official said. While it’s unlikely that the walk-in privileges of Trump’s children will be curtailed, other senior officials may lose their direct line to the president.
So is that the main reason Jared and Ivanka prefer Kelly to Priebus? Because, under Kelly, only they will be allowed to sip Cristal in the VIP Room walk into the Oval Office unannounced, whereas, under Priebus, all sorts of rabble got to do that?

Well, membership in the Trump should have its privileges, I guess.

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