Will Trump fire more people? Even Fauci?
Paul Frymer, professor of politics at Princeton University, said Donald Trump’s firing-via-Twitter of his Defence Secretary Mark Esper earlier today was “typical of his whole presidency” and cautioned it could spell danger for Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has also clashed with Trump.
“He can’t control his impulses or temper and he demands loyalty to him over policy, constitution or anything else,” Frymer said. Trump has had an uneasy relationship with the Pentagon, where Esper and top brass have repeatedly sought to avoid being seen as a political instrument of the Trump administration.
Esper’s predecessor, Jim Mattis, quit in 2018 over policy differences with Trump, including on Syria.
Mattis in June criticized Trump as the “first president in my lifetime who does not…