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Stampeding Out Trump’s Door

Thirty-seven Trump Administration officials have been fired or resigned in just over a year.

Perry Bard, “Revolutions” (2018), graphite ballpoint pen, collage, 11 x 14 inches (courtesy of the artist)

The revolving door was invented in 1888. Its advantages are numerous, but one feature in particular makes it essential to the Trump administration. Wings rotating around a central cylinder allow people to enter and exit the building at the same time. A four-wing door design allows four people in each direction to pass through in one revolution. 

In one week, 19 of Trump’s White House staff or advisors had Resigned or been Fired. Anthony Scaramucci lasted six days in his role as White House communications director. Sally Yates spent 11 days as acting attorney general. Thirty-seven officials have been Fired or Resigned in just over a year. The speed of traffic today is comparable to Macy’s on Black Friday.

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