It looks like there might be some more big changes coming to the Trump administration, something it seems is becoming the norm these days, as we’ve seen key figures like Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci, and former chief of staff Reince Priebus all come and go over the last several weeks.
Now it appears Energy Secretary and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry might be making a move over to the Department of Homeland Security.
According to The Hill, Three people familiar with the discussions told Bloomberg News the Trump administration is eyeing Perry to replace John Kelly, who became White House chief of staff earlier this week.
“Secretary Perry is focused on the important mission of the Department of Energy,” Robert Haus, director of public affairs at the Energy Department, told Bloomberg.
“He’s honored to be mentioned, but he loves what’s he’s doing.”
President Trump, however, tweeted in 2015 that the Texas governor, who challenged Trump for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, had done an “absolutely horrible job of securing the border.”
The White House earlier this week downplayed rumors that Trump could move Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a recent target of Trump’s criticism, to the Department of Homeland Security.
One has to wonder what sort of strategy or thinking is behind such a huge shake up in the administration and whether or not some stability is on the horizon.
It’s important for the president to be surrounded by good people he feels he can trust and turn to in order to govern effectively, so if that’s what he’s doing, after discovering his initial picks weren’t a good foot, then that’s absolutely okay.
One thing’s for sure. There’s never a dull moment with President Trump.