Former Dem Rep rips Trump for inability to work with his own staff

Former Dem Rep rips Trump for inability to work with his own staff
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Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) blasted President TrumpDonald John Trump20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises Sessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week MORE for what he described as his failure to get along with members of his own staff.

"This is a man who can’t get along with a man he made secretary of State. He can’t get along with ... his own attorney general. He fired his own chief of staff," Frank told radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York. "He’s a very hard man to get along with."

Frank said the president's difficulty in working with members of his own Cabinet would likely make it difficult to strike deals with Democrats on some of his most significant legislative proposals, notably his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Trump's Cabinet has seen a significant amount of turnover in his first 15 months in the White House.

He ousted his first chief of staff, Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusBannon: Sessions an 'excellent' AG, Trump 'wrong' about recusal GOP lawmakers, top advisers have campaigned to stop Trump from firing Sessions: report Exclusive: Bannon says Rosenstein could be fired 'very shortly' MORE, in July, before replacing him with then-Homeland Security Secretary John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE

Trump has also attacked Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Laura Ingraham: Migrant child detention centers 'essentially summer camps' Senate chaplain offers prayer 'as children are being separated from their parents' MORE — one of his most vocal supporters on the campaign trail — for recusing himself from the law enforcement investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.

And in March, Trump abruptly and unceremoniously fired Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonNorth Korea looked to set up communications back channel through Kushner: report North America wins 2026 bid to host World Cup after lobbying from Trump Trump, Tillerson pledged to ease travel ban to win World Cup bid MORE via Twitter, and simultaneously announced that he had tapped CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Trump directs Pentagon to create 'Space Force' | Lawmakers say new branch needs their approval | Senate passes 6B defense policy bill | Pentagon suspends planning for 'war game' with South Korea Pompeo: China's calls for trade openness, globalization 'a joke' A mandate for change in Armenia MORE to replace him.

More recently, Trump has also ousted his national security adviser and Veterans Affairs secretary, and speculation has swirled that he could soon dismiss Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinGowdy: House will use 'full arsenal' of constitutional weapons to get DOJ, FBI compliance on subpoenas Bannon says Trump should fire Rosenstein if he doesn’t comply with subpoenas James Comey's higher disloyalty to America MORE, who took on the responsibility of overseeing the Russia probe after Sessions's recusal.