Trump's Twitter fingers have been operating at full force the past week, including a tweet as recently as Friday praising current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while simultaneously dissing his predecessor, Rex Tillerson.
Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
Earlier in the week, reports claimed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly could be the next member of the Trump administration to exit, following widely reported rumors of repeated disagreements with the US president.
Additionally, publications citing an anonymous source reported a Monday campaign strategy meeting revealed Vice President Mike Pence may lose his spot on Trump's future 2020 presidential election ticket.
With the running list of those fired from the current US administration on the rise, it would come as no surprise that even those closest to Trump are questioning his claim of only hiring "the best people."