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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump holds arms with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (R) while speaking at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Donald Trump’s selection of a new chief of staff seems to follow recommendations from the only book that tells the story of all presidents and their top aides.  I’m partial to THE SHADOW PRESIDENTS because I wrote it, and urged:

  • First, that a successful chief of staff must display a passion for anonymity, not seeking the spotlight,
  • Second, he should have built a successful independent career,
  • Third, president and aide should enjoy compatible chemistry, but avoid mutual dependence, so the assistant never becomes indispensable.
  • And finally, the chief of staff should enjoy clear primacy in the White House hierarchy, rather than competing with his fellow aides.

The choice of Reince Priebus is excellent in all four dimensions, preparing the former RNC chair to lead an effective, reformist White House operation.

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  1. Will Spencer  •  Nov 15, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Michael,

    I attempted to get through to you on your toll free line for today's conspiracy show to ask you about the Bilderberg Group and whether or not the powerful elite are driving the world economy. You can see a list of participants for the most recent meeting that was held in Dresden Germany from 9-12 June at http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/participants.html

  2. Nani  •  Nov 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    You've got to be kidding. This man sold out not just the Republican party and had a hand in destroying her, but sold out this country. This is corruption and graft at it's highest level. Now we know why he bullied the other candidates into supporting Trump.

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