At Last, Trump Finds His Groove

by Cinzia Croce

After six long months, the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to shine for the Trump Administration. Just a couple of weeks ago — in what seemed the darkest hour — the president’s opponents were celebrating finding the “smoking gun”: the meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton. But as soon as it was revealed that one of the attendees had worked for the U.S. government during the Obama administration, all the headlines about the meeting magically disappeared.  Without missing a beat, the president’s critics were back to being horrified at the chaos enveloping the White House.

Incoming Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci, wasted no time publicly identifying the source of the administration’s problems. During an interview on CNN, he said: “There are people inside the administration who think it is their job to save America from this president.”  Reince, most certainly, is among the people Scaramucci was referring to. I believe that his task was to fill the White House with GOP establishment loyalists and keep Trump in check while Mueller worked to put pressure on the president to resign by going after his family and business empire. I also believe that the persistent leaking was not due to “turf battles” but rather a carefully orchestrated plan to create an atmosphere of chaos, incompetence, and turmoil around the White House, hoping that the GOP base would give up on Trump and say “We tried the outsider, but now it’s time to go back to experienced hands.” It didn’t work. The GOP establishment is on his way out and soon the White House will be ‘running like a fine-tuned machine’.

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