He’s a con artist, a compulsive liar. Maybe a crook. Much worse, he’s an incompetent CEO. Whether POTUS, CEO of General Motors or Berthod Motors, one’s job is to identify, attract, orchestrate, motivate and retain the very best talent available — smarter and harder working than even you, which in this case wouldn’t be difficult.
Sure, he piloted six bankruptcies hurting lenders and suppliers. They should have known better. How about 78 percent turnover in the White House top echelon positions? How about 31 percent multiple turnovers on his A-Team? How about 9 of 15 Cabinet members turned over?
A recent Brookings Institute study labeled this chaotic turnover as “historic, unprecedented, off the charts.” How do you explain this? Easily, he’s clueless.
The only organization he has ever run is his family business and the family is extraordinarily well compensated for putting up with his ridiculous oafishness. His daddy fed him with a silver spoon and he has maintained that family tradition — buy and own your “faithful” flock. No mystery that few accomplished and ambitious talents would want to work for this guy. A bunch have given it a shot but either quit or have been fired for failure to kiss his ring. Pence and Pompeo both have their eyes on the throne, so they’ll keep on kissing. Even the most “asleep at the wheel” board (think Enron) would have fired this guy two years ago.