Boom: Trump Names Mark Meadows His New Chief of Staff

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This is a big deal. – In a “surprise” move that really wasn’t all that surprising yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows would replace Mick Mulvaney as White House Chief of Staff. Mulvaney had made it known weeks ago that he was ready to roll out of the high-pressure job to assume the post of Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, a post he has sought for some time.

It had long been considered likely that Meadows would assume some high-level post within the Trump Administration, a desire he had made known upon his announcement last Fall that he would not seek re-election to his congressional seat this year.

Here’s an excerpt from the report on the move by a decidedly-biased Politico:

President Donald Trump announced on Friday night that Rep. Mark Meadows will become the new White House chief of staff, a dramatic reshuffling of his senior aides in the midst of the growing coronavirus crisis affecting the United States and the world.

Meadows, a conservative North Carolina Republican who helped overthrow one Republican speaker, considered getting rid of another and pushed Trump into a disastrous government shutdown over funding his border wall, will be Trump’s fourth chief of staff in just over three years in office.

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff for the last 14 months, will become envoy to Northern Ireland.

It’s a most remarkable turn for the 60-year old Meadows, who in the eyes of his detractors has few qualifications for the post besides a talent for disruption, obstruction and obfuscation. Yet for the Republicans he’s fighting for — the House Freedom Caucus, of which he was a founder, and Trump — there’s no better advocate or strategist to have on your side.

The ascension to White House chief of staff is the culmination of a head-snapping rise for Meadows, who announced in December that he was retiring at the end of this term in Congress. Meadows was first elected in 2012, formed the Freedom Caucus with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in 2014 and was the man who went to the floor to seek to remove John Boehner from the speakership in the summer of 2015.


Obviously, Politico’s editors assigned their most bitter liberal hacks to file that report. Oh, hey, I see John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman’s names on the by-line, so yeah, that’s exactly what they did.


The job of White House Chief of Staff is an a extremely high-pressure post, especially in this Administration, in which anyone seen as being an actual conservative who is loyal to the President himself becomes an immediate target for withering assault by the corrupt news media. It is no surprise that Mulvaney was ready to leave, since he took in far more incoming fire than his either of his two predecessors in the role, Reince Priebus and General John Kelly, neither of whom were considered by the media to be particularly conservative or loyal. The fact that both of those men were constant leakers to the media also helped insulate them from attack.

You can bet that one source of the bitter tone towards Mulvaney and Meadows in the report by Politico, as well as other reports out there this morning, derives from the fact that neither of those men have tried to curry favor with the Democrat toadies in the media by leaking national secrets to them. Both men are also quite conservative in their own right, a fact that liberal hacks like the authors of the Politico report equate to being Nazis.

Thus, the very traits that make Mulvaney and Meadows perfect for the job of Chief of Staff for Donald Trump are the traits that engender hatred from our corrupt news media.

Make no mistake about it: The job of Chief of Staff is a crucial one in any presidency. The COS has near-constant contact with the President – Meadows will immediately become Mr. Trump’s closest and most crucial advisor. He is not just there to manage staff. Meadows will have a seat in every national security meating and in every strategy session involving the President that takes place in the White House.

Thus, it is very important that one would have to go to great pains to find any member of congress who is more consistently conservative than Mark Meadows. You would also be hard-pressed to find anyone who has been more consistently supportive of President Trump, or who has worked harder to expose the rank corruption of not only congressional Democrats like Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi, but also leaders of his own political party.

The fact that Meadows is a well-known and long-time political leader from North Carolina most likely also worked in his favor. North Carolina will be a key swing state in this year’s presidential election, and Meadows will no doubt play a role in advising the Trump Campaign on ways to ensure victory there.

In making the move, President Trump speculated that Meadows might become “my James Baker.” As ideally-suited as Meadows seems to be for this position, that is highly doubtful.

James Baker served in the Chief of Staff role for 4 years and 15 days, through the entire first term of the Ronald Reagan presidency. He then again served for the final 150 days of the George H.W. Bush presidency.

It would represent an almost super-human feat of endurance for anyone to be able to withstand the pressure of serving in this particular job for four years for a president who is as mercurial and unwilling to be tamed as President Trump while under constant assault from the media. There is no more high-pressure job on earth.

Mulvaney lasted 1 year and 64 days before his new assignment was announced on Friday. If Meadows can last that long and leave still on good terms with the President, everyone involved should be thrilled to death.

That is all.

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Jimmy MacAfee

The sails from the first term will be tested, but not torn; the violent winds will retreat to the place where they originated: the show will not be a repeat of the first season. Much of the intrigue will be driven underground, on both sides.

But be wary; there are political J. W. Boothe-types all around, as in Eric Cinderella. They represent a physical threat to the President, as did Cinderella, who was a measuring tape (and worse.) These must be anticipated and dealt with privately, and renditions must occur in obscure places, where those who sent the threats dare not utter a word of protest, lest they be exposed publicly (but be assured they will be exposed by those whom they sent to do their dirty work.)

Some who have been publicly exposed already will Epstein themselves, especially the most hysterical, and the sick will get sicker and prefer a privately performed Celestial Discharge over a trial.


As a president, I give Trump an A, not an A+. The only (minor) fault I see is the revolving door of advisors and other high ranking officials in his administration, and the fact that it has taken so long to purge the moles and leakers from it and the whole of the executive branch.

I guess it really is that hard for a strong-willed outsider to get good people on board in the District of Corruption. I hope Mark Meadows proves to be the person Trump needs as COS, and if he is, I hope he stays for the rest of Trump’s two terms.

America, and Trump, needs stability, not constant palace intrigue. The senate may force him to appoint “acting” directors to various agencies from time to time, but in areas where he can, he needs to install loyal people “to serve at the pleasure of the president” and be true “wingmen” . Trump needs to find and get permanent people. Having a revolving door of subordinates lends a certain amount of credence to the MSM’s claim that the White House is in a constant state of chaos.

I hope Meadows is the person who provides lasting stability.

I also think things will get easier for the president, and his administration when he wins a second term by a large margin and gets back the House and possibly gains a couple of senate seats rendering the Mutt McRomneys irrelevant. With a drubbing and continued discrediting of the MSM, the anti-Trump vitriol just simply cannot be sustained; if for no other reason, there will be fewer Democrats left in the congress to oppose Trump and his agenda. The MSM will, at some point, have to pause and reflect on the political reality that America is a center-right country being lead by a center-right president. If they want to survive, THEY, will have to reform, or “pay the price” because they will have “reaped the whirlwind” of all their biased and bogus reporting. After all, they can’t afford to hire every loser Democrat politician and every former corrupt hack from the Obama/Bush/Clinton eras.

I also hope Trump’s campaign is successful in their lawsuits against the WAPO, NYT and CNN so far. At the very least I hope he succeeds in getting them named as Democratic Political Action Committees (PACs), because that is what they are.

Carlos Dangler

I agree with the grade of A. I don’t care about the revolving door, but I do care about our national debt. Hopefully he can make a small dent in it during his second term when the media freak-out won’t mean a damn thing.

phineas gage

Trump thrives on turbulence and chaos, so I doubt the revolving door will slow down all that much. Once a job is done, Trump selects another tool for the next job. It’s how he does business, and politics is no different.

People want to work in the White House to be near power and to have the chance to exert power. With Trump they will never get a chance at the latter, since he always stays in complete command, so the throne-sniffers and assorted courtiers will come and go.

It’s really how it has to be. As Truman said, if you want a loyal friend in D.C., get a dog.


True, but Trump has had to have developed some life long friends in the forty plus years of his business empire – he cannot be a micro-manager and still be successful running the federal government – or else he would have nothing but enemies, which come to think of it he does seem to have many.

However he runs his executive branch, he is successful, I just feel it would be smoother if it was more stable. After all, valuable time is lost when there is an adjustment period to every new boss.

However, it is a PR black eye to have such high turn over. Isn’t it?

Jimmy MacAfee

A streetfighter knows a streetfighter; a counterpuncher knows a take-down artist, and a builder of protective walls (as in The Wall) knows a defender of vulnerable perimeters. Also helps to know the enemies within the gates, and to remove them

I don’t see conflict between the two at any point; I see David and Jonathan, but with a better ending for Jonathan, and a David without a national secession (nor with disloyal sons.) I see no betrayal of this David by his sons, and I see no premature death for this Jonathan. The parallels are not exact.

Saul has already been removed, in his many incarnations: Paul Ryan is a Saul (not a Paul) while McConnell is a patient man who doesn’t conjure up ghosts and is not jealous of David. In other words: Ryan bad; McConnell good. I think Meadows will last the entire term.

phineas gage

Just another sign that Trump plans to be highly aggressive towards his Deep State enemies going forward. Meadows is perfect for the role, and will last for at least the first year of the second term, during which Trump intends to settle all family political business.

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