President Trump’s massive cabinet turnover is a symptom of his desire to maintain control, weakening the strength of the American government, suggests Dara Lind of Vox. By continuously firing staff one week after the next, Trump is also leaving several government agencies in uncertainty concerning whom they can rely on to take care of issues. With his finger constantly on the trigger, Trump keeps everyone underneath him on edge, making them worse at performing their jobs. Unhappy with certain things his staff does, he forgets their bigger roles and muses firing them. This puts a cloud of uncertainty over the White House.
President Trump’s cabinet has not been good enough and deserves the wave of firings that have shaken it, believes Timothy Stanley of CNN. Some, like Rex Tillerson, have to go for openly showing disloyalty and pursuing agendas that directly clash with Trump’s ideas. Others, like Secretaries Ben Carson or David Shulkin deserve the ax for having misappropriated government money for excessive things like trips to Europe or a dining set worth $31,000. The government needs to change its approach in many ways. Dealing with China and Russia better is one of them. Trump is right to punish incompetence and strive to improve his cabinet.