President Trump, Donald Trump, Chief Of Staff discussed on Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood


Take your calls at that number. Just speaking to jail Lorraine political and political analyst also podcast host talk of Trump's attempt to find a chief of staff Westwood of correspondent Jim Rupe? At the bottom of hour to talk to us about a pair of nuns who embezzled substantial amount of money from southern California Catholic school to go to Las Vegas and gamble. Good times. Right now is gone out to Deanna Lorraine. Deanna Walker the program. Thank you a great to be here. So what do you think? We're looking at to fill John's Kelly's spot as chief of staff and the White House because it doesn't seem like anyone's really climbed to get the job. And do you think there's even a possibility that it remains unfilled with this president and his unique leadership style? You know? I mean, I don't think that's going to happen for very long. I think that someone is probably gonna either step up to the plate or have someone step up to the plate. You know, how he is? He doesn't really, you know, he doesn't really keep things open this long. And I, you know, he's not someone as well, as I know Trump's that likes to be embarrassed or being a position of weakness. So the longer he keeps his position open. I fear that it could make him. Look a little bit weaker embarrassed to things he hates appearing lake right or war. I wonder if he's going to do what Jimmy Carter did just say I can handle this alone and not fill the position Jimmy Carter. Did not have a chief of staff for two and a half years. You know, right now, we all be the issue of trust big time with him with Trump and with his advisors, right and people in the White House have turned on him. They've leaked on him. There's been many instances of betrayal, and his mind and really the factors play that. So he does have to choose someone really really carefully. And that's the whole reason why he said that he fired in many ways, I guess there was know word got back him that he was being dishonest or disloyal, and I I would rather have keep the position open longer and really find the right person. Or what you said do what Jimmy Carter dead and keep the position open and just have him do that job. He he does seem like he can play the role of many hats. And I think that it's a possibility that he can keep it for himself because he doesn't really know who to trust so much with this White House. It's a very unique one. Well, we already know he doesn't trust the media. And the he tweeted out about eight hours ago fake news. Has it purposely wrong? Many over. Ten are vying for and wanting the White House chief of staff position, why wouldn't someone want one of the truly great and meaningful jobs in Washington. Please report news correctly. Thank you. Well, I'll tell you why they wouldn't want it because it's kind of a thankless job. And in this administration. It seems most people leave is administration bruised battered instead of raised up to a higher. Reputation. Right. Right. And that's the thing it, it is gotta be someone. I think in his close circle of trust not a newcomer. And he, you know, it's it's easy to get on Trump's bad side, and nobody wants up physician of being called out publicly via a tweet. Right. If they have be doing something wrong, right? And this is a this is an unprecedented unprecedented presidency where he's done that many times before all the time. And you know, it's a very sensitive in and unique position. And they have to do it. Well, and they also have to gain his trust true. The media might be making the story a mountain out of a mole hill, we won't really know until the next few days or the next few weeks will in what I have a question why not just make Jared Kushner chief of staff, I mean, obviously, he trusts Kushner and his daughter, Ivanka, and the, you know, I think that's why he put them in places. He did because he needed to people that he felt were were loyal. So I mean, it seems like Jared Kushner is. Pretty much doing the chief of staff job in the sense that he'd never had to go through John Kelly to get access to the president. So why not just make him gatekeeper? You know? Of course, there's there's a potential for him getting accused of nepotism or already be the accusation for him working there in the first place. That's true. That's true. I guess you would have more elevated position. But we actually don't know. Maybe that's the strategy. Maybe that is the strategy to have it looked like it's it's not being filled for a while. And have this person originally turn it down just a bit. He can say and kinda Fillmore justified in making Jared Kushner, his chief of staff. What about governor Christie governor Christie's might pick? What about him? Well, Jared would never let that him. Laura keeps saying that the bad blood between him and Jared Kushner is preventing that you agree. Possibly. Yes. Possibly, and you know, and that's the thing. That's that's why he keeps a family member so close, and it can be a good thing. And it could be it can be a negative at the same time. I personally like Chris Christie a lot. So I think you would make a great Chris chip Jeeva staff, and I think that he's very loyal to Trump. I don't think you would have to worry about leaks or any kind of disloyalty or betrayal there. Don't you? I don't know. The they're Jared doesn't trust them. So him having to work together. I'm not sure they're not very different news Christie and Trump. I don't think I think I think at least their styles are very similar. I think the same styles are very similar and. Yeah. They're they're very honest. They don't hold back punches, and they tend to kind of come from the same mindset. Are the chance to share the podium with the governor Christie a couple of times in the last time. I did he unleashed on somebody else that was up there on the podium, and I just went up afterwards. I just said I just love hanging around. You never. It's always entertaining. Interesting. And he was appreciate that. It was a political wasn't it. Yes. Yes. Did you see that? I was there. Yeah. They'll send hostage. You hold back. No punches though. That's what he's all about. He he has gloves off. And he doesn't care how he looks or how it's going to look. And that's what I do like about him. And that's what I like about Trump to which I think could make a great deal between them, very interesting. That's for sure are you that they'd explode. All right. Well, I mean, so so if I if I get go ahead. Yeah. Some people were also thinking about Steve Mnuchin, I don't know what you think about him or or Mick Mulvaney, even Ryan's previous. But I hope that that's not him. Because I don't think that he I I really don't think he should be back to an elevated position. Like that. All right. Did you by the way? See the the somebody from the house of the Senate said a spirited discussion today between Shumer and Pelosi and President Trump. I did not see it yet. No. What was it about? It was spirited. It was a yelling match about the wall. The only matched by the wall. And it seemed to me the, and the reason I bring it up is I I don't think anything comes of it. It's out or a particularly meaningful interaction, but to my I it was political grandstanding on Trump's side to appeal to the sort of Ann Coulter Lewinsky wing of his constituencies days and Nancy Pelosi was doing her opposite thing to secure her position as speaker of the house, and I don't know what Schumer was up to they just sort of. They started yelling at each other. But is that I I don't know where they accomplished anything. But I think it was more political posturing. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You're right. I did see a clip of that. And and to me, it's just more of this grandstanding and posturing that they do to make their sides clear. I think it's very clear where each of them stand on it. And I think they may be headed for a government shutdown. If they don't move an inch. You know, I think that Trump has been trying to reach over the aisle, they have not. So when when we have, you know, thousands of migrants potentially coming through our border. We have to be really concerned. I mean, this is this should be a number one issue that all Americans should be concerned about right or left, which is which is what concerns me that. It's not well what? Now, Mexico has gone on the record saying they're going to invest thirty billion dollars in their southern border not in their border in the country's south of them. They're going to actually invest economically, correct? To try and stem the flow of migrants headed up there. I mean, they're going to try and actually deal with the problem. You know, I mean, it's obviously they don't want nothing. They're just offering much less money than the president's asking for. And they're saying. Don't wanna wall we want offense. I mean, I think everybody kind of has to come to terms with the idea that something has to be done. Otherwise, you know, all the symptoms of the greater problem are going to be just as big as the problem itself. But, you know, Trump's position on this wall or this fence, you know, to his base. It's like well Mexico's gonna pay for it. Now, they're definitely not now I need five billion of our money. And so the Democrats are going to try and exchange something for it. But it's not clear what and it has to be a fence and candy can't be calm. No, hassle concrete. What I don't care semantic securities. We want who cares. How they do it. I don't care. It could be electrified fly into the country. Yeah. So I mean agree it's enhanced security, and you know, Democrats say will if they build a wall to the people are going to go under the while. They're gonna go over there. They're gonna fly over drugs. They're still gonna pour regardless, but it is a strong message. You know, it's a strong political message for our country to say, this is something that we're not tolerating anymore, and we need to put our American citizens. I even we the the mayor of Tijuana wearing a make Tijuana great again hats. I'm saying that he that Trump was right? Right. And so people I think are starting to really see the consequences of unvetted migration, and with you know, the huge amounts of it coming through. So I do think that all of this, you know, the migrant caravan and things like that. I think that it's only it's strengthening his base. And I do think it's strengthening actually people from the middle of the aisle thing, you know, this is just this has gone too far enough is enough. Enough is enough. We'll see what that means. I mean, if it means the government shutdown. I don't I don't I'm trying to figure out who would either benefit or lose more from a government shutdown because I you know. It's like a game of chicken. Yeah. Yeah. Someone one's gonna lose. And someone's going to be embarrassed. And you know, one side is not gonna look good coming through. So I I would like to avoid a government shutdown as possible. I don't you know, it's hard to say who wins from that situation. But we will you know, time will tell. We have to remind yourself that when they say government shutdown. I it really only shuts down something like five percent of the government. Right. It's it's a particular piece. That's shutdown. Forget what's included a whole bunch of stuff. Yeah. Yeah. National parks, don't get their paychecks. I mean, it's it's not it's not trivial. If you're one of these people, I understand that. But in terms of the thinking of it as government shutting down a little bit of this number. Yeah. It's a little bit. It's a little bit of a misnomer for sure it's an exaggeration. And it's a very it's really more of a threat than anything. It sounds really terrible and catastrophic, but regardless it would just be I think it would say a lot if the Democrats actually gave a little bit more because it would show their constituents their side that they do care about American citizens and American safety baronets health spot now because their bases. So riled up. You know, getting ready for twenty twenty. They don't wanna see any cooperation with the president. So they have kind of a tough position as well. They've put themselves in that position. Now, you know, I mean, they put themselves they've made themselves so anti Trump and anti Trump that that even when something is really good for the country..

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