The big political news of the week (so far, at least): Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is out, a move that took virtually everyone by surprise.
However, on Tuesday, former Gov. Mike Huckabee said that the could be a good thing for the presumed Republican presidential nominee’s campaign, because if Lewandowski really needed to be cut, this could prove indicative of Trump’s ability to stomach major changes.
Huckabee told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” that Lewandowski took the firing with grace, saying it was “classy” and “flawless in the way he departed the stage.”
“Donald Trump thought that there needed to be new leadership. He made the change,” Huckabee said. “You know what I would like to see? A president who would fire somebody when it was time to fire them.”
That would be a change of pace.
“I would like to see a president who would fire somebody at the VA, who would fire somebody at the IRS, who would fire people at the DOJ for invading people’s private phone calls,” he explained. “Instead, we’ve had an administration for eight years that won’t fire anybody.
“This would be kind of refreshing to see an executive who acted like one,” he added.
You can watch the interview here:
Or how about firing people at the DOJ for editing 911 calls Islamic terrorists make to police — I guess I’m just picky.
To play devil’s advocate for a moment, President Barack Obama has made several removals — or rather, accepted resignations. He accepted the resignation of Gen. Eric Shinseki of the VA wait time scandal of May 2014. In May 2013, Steven Miller resigned after it was revealed that the IRS was targeting conservative groups — he was the acting commissioner at the time.
He also accepted the resignation of Katherine Archuleta, head of the Office for Personnel Management, when hackers stole 22 million employee’s records from the United States government.
Perhaps a better question is — why are all of these people in these positions in the first place?
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