President Donald Trump’s new Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, has made it very clear that if you do not put the President’s agenda above your own, your days may be numbered. The General is looking closely in how the White House is organized. You could also say that he is looking at how it is disorganized. Kelly has an eye on fixing things, and soon.
As Written By JOSH DAWSEY, ELIANA JOHNSON and BEN WHITE for POLITICO:
Steve Bannon’s role is said to be under particular scrutiny in a review of communication and efficiency.
White House chief of staff John Kelly spent this week in Bedminster, N.J., pondering changes in the West Wing, according to four White House officials.
Kelly summoned aides to President Donald Trump’s golf club there to ask about their portfolios and make suggestions on how to make the West Wing communicate better and get more done, while giving people clear responsibilities and then holding them accountable. The role of chief strategist Steve Bannon has come under particular scrutiny in several conversations, particularly because he has a large staff, including an outside public relations expert, but no specific duties.
In a number of daily meetings, Kelly generated a list of concerns, including aides without clear portfolios, decisions that aren’t made with proper vetting and internal fights — particularly a sustained campaign against national security adviser H.R. McMaster. He has met with top aides, including the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, about making changes, the four officials say. In some of the encounters, he has suggested that people should be more concerned with the president’s agenda and less concerned with their own.
Kelly, a former Marine general, has also raised concerns about the administration’s communications, personnel practices and political operations, these officials said. He has said there have been too many internal fights over appointments, and that they need to speed up. He has been vague about exactly what he wants, telling ……
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