As a candidate, Donald Trump would famously boast that if elected, he’d “surround myself only with the best and most serious people” — adding: “We want top-of-the-line professionals.”

The first 18 months of his presidency have repeatedly revealed the fallacy of that pledge, as myriad members of Trump’s Cabinet and senior staff have departed — often under suspicious circumstances — even as the President himself has railed against the ineptitude of people who still work for him.
Just this weekend, Trump dealt with two major staff problems — both of which, in different ways — he created.