by Tosin Adesina
That President Donald Trump is not ready for governance is evident by his actions just six months after assumption of office. It appears that Trump is yet to come to terms on how to separate between the Donald seeking for power and the Donald who is in power.
He has displayed a high level of insecurity in his abilities as he has time and again pointed accusing fingers at others (majorly Hillary Clinton) for the confused state of affairs in the White House.
His manner of handling and responding to criticism is hardly understandable by many, leaving the question as to what really is Trump’s priority. He has spent the better part of his few months in office building walls of attrition rather than building the bridge of progress. His tweets have been on the offensive against his perceived enemies, particularly Main Stream Media networks.
Moreso the rate at which his political aides resign is an indication that Trump is a man who seems to prefer doing things his own way as against listening to the counsel of others.
The recent sack of Anthony Scaramucci has increased to five, the number of top members who have left Trump’s administration. Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former National Security Adviser, resigned his position on February 13, 2017, following allegations that he had ties with Russia. Late March, Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh also stepped down. Sean Spicer was the next to see the exit door, followed by Chief of Staff, Reince Preibus.
However, one shocking exit the Trump administration experienced was when he fired former FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 3-and-a-half years into a 10-year term. Trump initially claimed Comey’s firing was due to his handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation during the 2016 election but later recanted during an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt. Few days after Comey was fired, John Thompson, the director of the Census, abruptly resigned, 4 years into a 5-year term citing under funding of his agency in preparation for 2020 Census.
The continued exit of key staff of Trump’s administration is a pointer to the fact that the helmsman in the United States of America is building the wall he promised to build in Mexico in his administration already.