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Former White House chief of staff: Current ‘chaos’ a reflection of Trump

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Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says in a new interview that he thinks the “chaos” in the current White House is a reflection of President Trump.

“White Houses reflect the person at the top and the chaos, or perceived chaos or lack of competence, in my opinion, reflects more about Donald Trump than anything else,” Daley told David Axelrod on CNN’s “The Axe Files.”

Daley, who served under former President Barack Obama, also criticized Trump’s leadership.

“I have never seen anything like this in a business setting, much less a White House,” Daley said.

{mosads}”It’s very reflective of somebody who ran a small business — basically which is what it was — and ran it as a dictator,” he continued.

Daley added that “making a lot of money doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart.”

Daley also said it is possible Trump “reflects more of us today.”

“This nastiness and the crassness that you see in politics maybe were more reflective of our society,” Daley said.

“Donald Trump understood that maybe better than many, and his sort of outrageousness reflects reality TV or the politics of today, and he got that before anybody else maybe wanted to act on that.”
 
The next president, he added, has to be different from Trump and must bring a “sort of calmness.”
 
The Trump White House has faced several controversies since the president assumed office, including several related to the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential race.
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