Donald Trump needs black friends.
One of them is Ben Carson.
Another one is Kanye West.
With a net worth of $145,000,000, and married to Kim Kardashian, the rapper, only a few days ago, blended right into the Republican narrative when he said, during an appearance on TMZ, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years…that sounds like a choice.”
Speaking of choices, Trump’s Chief of Staff, John Kelly, has a big choice to make.
Will he stay or will he go?
Trump is notorious for his inability to keep people working for him. If they don’t grovel to his every wish, he fires them. If they don’t have the credentials for the job, but if they demonstrate ferocious loyalty to him, he hires them.
He wanted his personal physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, to run the Veterans Administration after he fired David Shulkin, a holdover from the Obama Administration.
But Dr. Jackson was forced to pull his name when it became clear that he had no demonstrated ability to run a huge bureaucracy, and of course he had other issues as well.
Associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones was with Trump early this morning. Flailing around as always, and foaming at the mouth, Trump told Jones, “Johanna, I can do anything I want. I can have as many women as I want. I can have Michael Cohen do all my dirty work for me, because he’s really good at it.”
Unfailingly able to listen patiently, Jones prepared herself for whatever stupidity might come out of Trump’s mouth next.
“Johanna, I’m gonna put my close personal friend Kanye West in there at the VA.”
“That’ll be a good way to distract my base, you can be sure of that.”
Jones resolved to stay on the job, ‘cause she realizes how desperately she is needed at the White House.