Trump impeachment chances: Moron day two edition.

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: John Kelly Didn't Eat Twelve Weeks of Mud on Parris Island for This

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: John Kelly Didn't Eat Twelve Weeks of Mud on Parris Island for This

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Oct. 5 2017 10:17 PM

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: John Kelly Didn't Eat Twelve Weeks of Mud on Parris Island for This

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John Kelly at United Nations headquarters in New York City on Sept. 21.

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The Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by being impeached (and convicted) or by resigning under threat of same.

When he was the head of Homeland Security, current White House chief of staff John Kelly had no problem with carrying out the most bigoted and inhumane items on the Trump administration's agenda; he's not, personally, a sympathetic figure. And yet, just on the level of national resource allocation alone, it seems like a retired four-star Marine general who has two master's degrees maybe doesn't need to be spending his time on ... this:

John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, abruptly scrapped plans to travel with President Donald Trump on Wednesday so he could try to contain his boss’s fury and manage the fallout from new revelations about tensions between the president and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to six senior administration officials.
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(That's via NBC News.)

Those tensions, of course, involve Tillerson having reportedly referred to Trump as a "fucking moron" during a meeting. Hopefully once that all gets cleared up, though, they can get back to solving the North Korea crisis and preventing mass shootings!

(As bad as this is, our meter will remain stationary, like it has for the past few days, because the reality that the Trump administration is going to be a clown show is pretty much "baked in" to public perception; individual acts of clownery may be amusing/appalling but don't seem to have much effect on his popularity or political strength.)

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