A new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman claims that President Donald Trump is about to perform a massive housecleaning at the Oval Office that will bring down chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser H.R. McMaster — before eventually consuming Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as well.
According to Sherman’s sources, Trump’s recent defiance of his top economic advisers over steel tariffs show that he is no longer afraid of doing things that anger Republican Party leaders — an approach that Sherman describes as going “full MAGA.”
“He knows how the levers of power work,” one Republican told Sherman. “He doesn’t give a f*ck.”
A Trump friend similarly told Sherman that Trump’s decision to enact tariffs were his way of giving a middle finger to both outgoing economic adviser Gary Cohn and to chief of staff Kelly.
“It was like a f*ck-you to Kelly,” the source said. “Trump is red-hot about Kelly trying to control him.”
Sherman’s sources said they expected McMaster and Kelly to soon be out of jobs — and one source said the president will interview candidates for both men’s jobs next weekend at Mar-a-Lago.
As for Jared and Ivanka, Sherman’s sources said Trump hopes to give them a “soft landing” outside the White House, perhaps by putting them to work on his 2020 reelection campaign.