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 TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' 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 PriebusFounder of veterans group says Trump Jr. can join the military if he 'really wants to understand what sacrifice is all about' Mulvaney faces uncertain future after public gaffes Politicon announces lineup including Comey, Hannity, Priebus 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 SessionsLisa Page sues DOJ, FBI over alleged privacy violations Sessions leads GOP Senate primary field in Alabama, internal poll shows Trump rebukes FBI chief Wray over inspector general's Russia inquiry 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 TillersonReport: Trump UK ambassador fired deputy for mentioning Obama in speech Overnight Defense: Ex-Navy secretary slams Trump in new op-ed | Impeachment tests Pompeo's ties with Trump | Mexican president rules out US 'intervention' against cartels Pompeo-Trump relationship tested by impeachment inquiry MORE via Twitter, and simultaneously announced that he had tapped CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump greeted with cheers at 120th Army-Navy game Judge orders State Dept. to search for and provide more Ukraine docs Pompeo launches personal Twitter account amid speculation over Senate run 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 RosensteinRosenstein, Sessions discussed firing Comey in late 2016 or early 2017: FBI notes Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe Judge rules former WH counsel McGahn must testify under subpoena MORE, who took on the responsibility of overseeing the Russia probe after Sessions's recusal.