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 TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far 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 PriebusMick Mulvaney's job security looks strong following impeachment CNN's Harwood on Trump acquittal speech: 'This is somebody in deep psychological distress' Reince Priebus joins CBS News as political analyst 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 SessionsGOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman President Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks On the Trail: Senate GOP hopefuls tie themselves to Trump 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 lashes out over Kelly criticism: 'He misses the action' Timeline: Trump and Romney's rocky relationship Top Democrat demands Barr recuse himself from case against Turkish bank MORE via Twitter, and simultaneously announced that he had tapped CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: More closures possible at US bases in Europe as coronavirus spreads | Pompeo says Afghan 'reduction in violence is working' | Man accused of trying to blow up vehicle at Pentagon Pompeo: Afghanistan 'reduction of violence is working' Pompeo accuses China and Iran of hiding coronavirus outbreak 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 RosensteinAttorney General Barr is in a mess — and has no one to blame but himself Graham requests interviews with DOJ, FBI officials as part of probe into Russia investigation DOJ won't charge former FBI Deputy Director McCabe MORE, who took on the responsibility of overseeing the Russia probe after Sessions's recusal.