White House Staffers Have ‘Betting Pools’ On Who Will Be Fired Next: Report
White House staffers reportedly have betting pools on who will be fired next. This week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Trump’s personal aide John McNetee were both fired.
Josh Dawsey of The Washington Post tweeted the disturbing report:
White House officials have begun betting pools of sorts among each other on who’s getting ousted next. Lot of people who are usually in the know are not in the know. Always fluid in White House but seems particularly so right now.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 14, 2018
MSNBC News’ Stephanie Ruhle tweeted her take:
I am hearing the same thing… https://t.co/8IohM0n4w9
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) March 14, 2018
An online prediction market, PredictIt, currently has Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin as the most likely cabinet official to leave next.
On a more serious note, a White House official told Axios:
This is the most toxic working environment on the planet. Usually tough times bring people together. But right now this atmosphere is ripping people apart.
There’s no leadership, no trust, no direction and this point there’s very little hope. Would you want to go to work every day not knowing whether your future career was going to be destroyed without explanation?