Donald Trump is flailing around trying to find someone to serve as his chief of staff. As I wrote earlier, the position will only attract grifters because Trump, his family, and his close associates are all grifters and no one who has any sense of self-respect or integrity would take on the job. So it is no surprise at all that odious Piers Morgan is publicly applying for the job and has given 10 reasons why he should get it. His reason #10 is actually correct: “You need someone whose reputation won’t be remotely tarnished by working with you and who won’t mind in the slightest if you suddenly fire him.” Morgan’s reputation is that of being an annoying and stupid person and there is no way that even Trump could tarnish it even more.
Of course, Morgan’s so-called application is just a stunt by a publicity-seeking buffoon. But given Trump’s penchant for hiring people because he has seen them on TV (like Larry Kudlow as his economic advisor and Heather Nauert as his nominee for ambassador to the UN), he may actually take the offer seriously. Of course, since Morgan is not a US citizen (as far as I am aware) he would thus not be eligible to receive the kind of security clearances the job needs.
But Morgan is exactly the kind of sycophantic clown whom Trump would consider to be perfect for the job, a kiss up-kick down kind of person. Morgan’s ‘application’ itself is an example of the combination of preening boastfulness and fawning obsequiousness that anyone who applies for this job needs to emulate if they are to have any hope of getting it.
[T]he key thing is to have someone at your side that understands you, has known you a long time, likes you and commands your respect.
When you made me your first Celebrity Apprentice a decade ago, you told me in the live NBC finale: ‘Piers, you’re a vicious guy. I’ve seen it. You’re tough. You’re smart. You’re probably brilliant, I’m not sure. You’re certainly not diplomatic. But you did an amazing job and you beat the hell out of everybody – you’re my Celebrity Apprentice.’
Let’s be honest, what more could you possibly want from your Chief of Staff? You could have been talking about yourself!
These two were made for each other.