After it was announced that General John Kelly would be stepping down as Donald Trump’s chief of staff, the President took to Twitter to assure the American public that there were plenty of people who wanted the job. Unfortunately for him, there’s no truth to that statement whatsoever. So far, all of the people who have been approached by the President have turned him down, including current members of his own cabinet. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains why no one wants to work with Donald Trump.


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Over the weekend, Donald Trump announced that his chief of staff, John Kelly, is leaving at the end of the year, something that all of us have known since probably about six months ago when these stories first started emerging that John Kelly was going to be out by the end of the year, but nonetheless, Donald Trump announced it and he also said, don’t worry folks. I have a long list. There are a lot of people out there who want this job, so everything at the White House is gonna be awesome. No. As it stands right now, there’s nobody that wants this job. Nick Ayers, who was Mike Pence, his chief of staff, was the guy that was going to do it. And then he came out and said, nope. Not only do I not want to do it, I’m going to go ahead and leave Mike Pence as well. I’m out. Thank you all. I’m going to go work for a dark money group and make a ton of cash, but best of luck finding new chiefs of staff, you morons.

Uh, then rumor was Mnuchin. Mnuchin says, no, dear God. No, I don’t want that job. I want to stay where I’m at please. Thank you sir. There was Mick Mulvaney from the omb who also says, no, not gonna do that. I’m going to stay where I’m at. There was also Robert Lighthizer, uh, with the US trays, the US trade representative who also said, I don’t think I want that position either. So right now we have a lot of people out there saying thanks, but no thanks. I don’t want to be your chief of staff and a president out there saying, no, there are plenty of good people who want this job. So here’s what’s going to happen. First and foremost, we’re not going to get anybody taking this job that’s actually going to fix the problems of Donald Trump. Nobody is going to reign in his Twitter feed.

That’s where John Kelly’s biggest failure came from trying to make Trump act like a president. You know, John Kelly was going to be the adult in the room. We all heard that talking point. John Kelly was coming to bring this, you know, maturity and respect to the office. And he ended up ruining his entire reputation and this is now what he’s going to be known for in history books. And he screwed over his entire legacy because he couldn’t even stop a psychotic man from tweeting. So yeah, John Kelly’s toast is reputations toasts, but so is this position because who is going to want to go work for a man who, number one, does not want to listen to you. He wants a spineless yes man or yes woman in that position. John Kelly wasn’t going to do that. That’s why he butted heads with the president. That’s why they argued all the time.

That’s why John Kelly walked around the White House, pissed off trying to fight everybody like the time he tried to fight John Bolton’s outside of the Oval Office, but Donald Trump was just named as an unindicted co-conspiracy, a conspirator in a federal crime who wants to go work for that guy who wants to be a of this? You know, as the expression goes, they’re rearranging deck chairs on the titanic at this point. Trump’s entire presidency right now is going down in flames. There is a chance it’s going to recover, there’s probably a good chance it is going to recover, but while it is sinking, no person in their right mind would take on that position and that’s what’s even more scary because no person in their right mind would take that job, so we’re going to get somebody maybe not as a clear thinker, somebody who really doesn’t know what they’re doing, but they just want the title and they want to work with Trump and so they’re going to tell them yes to whatever crazy idea he has that day. That’s the kind of person we’re going to get to fill this slot. Maybe it’s a Sean Hannity, maybe it’s the Lou Dobbs. Maybe it’s somebody even worse than those two, but I can promise you it’s going to be somebody on par with them. Maybe a spineless. Yes, man. Congressmen, Hey, Matt Gaetz would make a perfect idiot. Whipping boy, as Donald Trump’s chief of staff time will tell Trump, swears he’s going to have somebody in position by the end of this year and I can promise you it’s not going to be a person that’s going to make anyone in this country proud.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced