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 TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future 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 PriebusTrump blasts Scaramucci as 'incapable' Trump taps Sean Spicer to join Naval Academy board of visitors Trump's no racist — he's an equal opportunity offender 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 SessionsA better way to run the Federal Bureau of Prisons Trump admin erases key environmental enforcement tool DOJ should take action against China's Twitter propaganda 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 TillersonTrump says No. 2 State Dept. official could become next Russia envoy The Hill's Morning Report - Trump searches for backstops amid recession worries State Dept. extends travel ban to North Korea MORE via Twitter, and simultaneously announced that he had tapped CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoBill Maher says he's 'glad' David Koch is dead Trump spurs new wave of economic angst by escalating China fight Trump on North Korean projectile launches: Kim 'likes testing missiles' 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 Rosenstein10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall Why the presumption of innocence doesn't apply to Trump McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, blames Trump for his firing MORE, who took on the responsibility of overseeing the Russia probe after Sessions's recusal.