White House a 'miserable place to work' for Some Staff

Several high-profile aides, including John F. Kelley, the president’s chief of staff, and Joe Hagin, a deputy of Mr. Kelly’s, are said to be thinking about how much longer they can stay in The White House. Last week, Mr. Kelly told visiting senators that the White House was “a miserable place to work,” according to The New York Times.

The exodus does not seem to worry the President, he has 'grown comfortable with removing any barriers that might challenge him, including people who have the wrong chemistry or too frequently say no to him. 

Trump's staff yak about being ignored or attacked by Trump and claim it was constant during Trump's first year as President. Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who has studied White House turnover over the last six administrations, said that Trump's turnover rate is 'record setting'. 

President Trump’s “A” Team turnover is record-setting—double the previous leader, Reagan, and more than triple his immediate predecessor, Obama.

In addition to a good amount of staff churning, several important positions remain vacant throughout the White House.

“I think Trump has run through the first string of people pretty quickly,” she said. “If the patterns hold, we’re going to see another huge number of departures simply because people are exhausted and ready to move on.”

Time will only tell if the staff actually go through with their supposed leaves of sufferance. 

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