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Old 11 February 2018, 02:04 AM
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United States Trump hires in his own image -- bullies, posers, and bad boys

With critics of chief of staff John Kelly calling for his resignation after he supported an accused wife beater who recently resigned from the White House staff, it's time to ask a simple question: How many appalling characters must be wrung out of the West Wing before we recognize that the problem is the man at the top, who sets the tone for the workplace culture?

Kelly's stubborn defense of Robert Porter, who faces abuse accusations from three women, including a former wife who shared a photograph of her bruised face with the media, is consistent with President Trump's lifelong penchant for doubling down on outrageous statements. Decades of this practice trained many people to accept "Trump being Trump," which meant they discounted his racist, sexist comments and tweets. More importantly, the more Trump got away with his outrageous behavior, the more he came to regard this trait as something positive -- and he brought into his inner circle men with the same bully-boy ways.


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Refusing to admit error or mistake is a weak person's idea of strength.
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Old 11 February 2018, 03:55 PM
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The head line forgot to mention one other rather large and outrageous trait that his hires echo: lying.
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