Ted Olson: Trump turmoil 'beyond normal'

Veteran Washington, D.C., attorney Ted Olson, who decided against joining President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE's legal team last week, said Monday that “turmoil” and “chaos” in the Trump White House is "beyond normal."

Olson, who served as U.S. solicitor general under President George W. Bush, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that the high number of personnel changes in the Trump administration are “not good for anything.”

“I think everybody would agree this is turmoil, it's chaos, it's confusion, it's not good for anything,” Olson said. “We always believe that there should be an orderly process, and of course, government is not clean or orderly ever. But this seems to be beyond normal.”

Trump in recent weeks has fired Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonPress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank A brief timeline of Trump's clashes with intelligence director Dan Coats What is Trump's Iran end game? MORE, and national security adviser H.R. McMaster, economic adviser Gary CohnGary David CohnPress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank 'I alone can fix it,' Trump said, but has he? The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump targets Iran with new sanctions MORE and communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksJudiciary chair demands Hope Hicks clarify closed-door testimony Court filings show Trump, Cohen contacts amid hush money payments Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank MORE have all either resigned from the White House or announced their intention to do so. Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinPress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank Senior Trump administration official to leave post next week Trump sent policy pitch from Mar-a-Lago member to VA secretary: report MORE is reportedly on thin ice.

A key member of Trump's legal team, John Dowd, also stepped down last week. 

Trump offered a position last week to Olson, who turned him down. Olson had previously turned down an offer to join the administration.

Trump claimed on Sunday that “many lawyers” want to represent him and called reports that it has been difficult for him to find attorneys to join his legal team "fake news."