Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and his daughter Ivanka meet with spouses of military service members, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Most Bothersome Thing About the Mooch’s Hiring and Firing

I would argue that it is this.

Jared and Ivanka brought in Scaramucci as an instrument of destruction against Reince Priebus, according to multiple sources. He was used as a tool to end Priebus’ tenure in the corner office. A thirdadministration source said Jared and Ivanka have been fully supportive of the general and will follow his lead. They were irritated by Scaramucci’s comments to The New Yorker, but from their perspective he served his primary purpose: destroying Reince.

The President wanted Reince gone. Jared and Ivanka wanted Reince gone. I’ve been hearing reports for well over a month that Reince was going to be shown the door “soon.” But it turns out none of them actually had the testicular fortitude to do it.

Reince resigned.

Just think about this for a moment. You have a man whose signature line is “you’re fired” and not only is he incapable of firing someone, but his daughter and son-in-law, who he brought into the White House to advise him, are incapable of it as well.

That is serious weakness.

To have to build a passive aggressive front that includes bringing in a jackass to make someone’s life miserable in order to get that person to quit is farcical. And that will not change with General Kelly in charge. The President and his family talk a really good game, but stuff like this makes it look like they really are just all talk.

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