New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd issued a scathing assessment of President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE's White House this weekend, saying despite the president's "bragging" and tough talk, he can't "get it done." 

"Donald Trump was promising to destroy a vile criminal cartel. Unfortunately, not his own," Dowd wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Saturday, comparing the administration's plan to handle the violent international criminal gang MS-13 with how officials in his own administration are treated. 

Dowd's op-ed comes on the heels of a dramatic week for the White House, which saw the president continue his attacks on Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump's policies on refugees are as simple as ABCs Ocasio-Cortez, Velázquez call for convention to decide Puerto Rico status White House officials voted by show of hands on 2018 family separations: report MORE, a publicized feud between now-former White House chief ofsStaff Reince Priebus and communications director Anthony Scaramucci, and the president replacing Priebus with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. 

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"The dark pandemonium of the Trump West Wing has become a wormy scene worthy of Hieronymus Bosch. As Trump Fox News cheerleader Katrina Pierson likes to say, 'People have to get comfortable being uncomfortable,'" Dowd wrote. 

She concludes the piece by saying that while the president has reportedly referred Priebus as "weak," it is the president who is "weak" and "can't get it done." 

The columnist cites the Senate Republicans' failure to fulfill a seven-year campaign promise to repeal ObamaCare, despite lobbying efforts from the administration. 

Dowd also mentions Trump "can’t get it done for his pal, Putin," referencing the White House announcement the president would sign legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia, despite the administration's push for more watered-down legislation against the Russian president. 

Despite this week's setbacks, the Trump administration and Republicans continue to push for a major legislative victory, with plans to push tax reform over Congress's August recess, as well Trump pushing Senate Republicans on Twitter to work out yet another ObamaCare repeal plan.