Director of Presidential Personnel is a Purportedly a Trump Hater and Is Surrounding Trump With Enemies


Personnel is policy, and Trump’s supporters are being kept out of the White House, leading one White House staffer to quip, “We have a saying around here, ‘The only way to get within 100 feet of the White House is to have Tweeted #NeverTrump.’”

Johnny DeStefano, a GOP elite loyalist who never vocally supported Trump, was somehow given the most important job in a presidential transition. As director of presidential personnel, DeStefano decides who will work in the Trump administration. DeStefano has been using his power to undermine Trump in several ways.

Johnny DeStefano, head of personnel and policy for President Donald Trump, has blocked Trump supporters from the White House, twenty-three people with directly knowledge of hiring and personnel have reported to me.


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19 Comments on Director of Presidential Personnel is a Purportedly a Trump Hater and Is Surrounding Trump With Enemies

  1. I’m skeptical of anything from Cernovich, it could be true, who knows?
    In order to retain what little bit of serenity I still have, I can’t get worked up over these type of “insider” reporting, anymore than WaPo or NYT.
    After the war chant attacks of the past week, it’s going to be like this for the duration.
    Slow and steady wins the race.

  2. Agreed Smart Cookie.

    I added the “purportedly” to Cernovich’s declaration.
    I am not a huge fan of Cernovich.

    Additionally, I posted this because I do get the distinct feeling that Trump is being gang-screwed.

  3. I agree BFH. There is a damn plan in place.

    New lefty observation. Half are concerned that This impeachment is moving too fast and it would be better to block Trump’s every move instead of having to deal with Mike Pence who knows the ropes of government. The other half says they’ll impeach Pence after Trump, flip the Senate/House and take over from there.

  4. No way. Trump only hires the best people. He said so right after he promised to build the wall, which is still as non-existent as unicorns.

  5. I heard either on Limbaugh or Dobbs (can’t remember now) someone (Gingrich?) say that the best thing Trump can do now that it is so obvious that the entities arrayed against Trump — from the open warfare on the Left to the subterfuge on the Right — will never let up, Trump should simply do what so many Trump supporters have been urging him to do in the first place: go in and fire everyone at every agency who was installed by obama. It is his prerogative and his right to that. Say, “thank you for your service, but your service is no longer needed.” End of story, end of leaks, end of goofing around with people who are, at best, a drain on morale and, at worst, making a career of undermining the important work of Trump’s WH and setting him up for criticism and more.

  6. BTW: From many of the comments here and on other stories in the past few days, I am really wondering how many IOTWReport-ers are starting to actually believe the crap CNN and the rest of media are reporting!

  7. Yeah, but Drudge does melodrama for click bait. Weird thing is, some of the ‘local stories’ are such snorers, I don’t know why he put them up in the first place.

  8. Fur, no criticism of post from me! I love both serious & oddities here, keeps me amused & intrigued.
    Cernovich breaks a story which turns out to be true, gains a ton of clicks, and next thing you know, he’s a self-appointed beat investigative reporter jaded by his own delusion of grandeur. Problem is he takes many followers with him.

    I think most ppl accept there are leaks within, although doubtful they’re from low level interns. I would hope everyone in the WH assumes the place is bugged, as well as their elec devices are transmitting straight to NSA/CIA.

    I have my eyes wide open & view all forms of media with healthy skepticism – 49% false reporting, 49% distorting, and 2% the truth sneaks in.

  9. Agreed, Trump should require the resignations of all Obama appointees at all levels. Period.
    Yes that is his absolute prerogative. No legal or historical obstacles.
    Some vacated positions should simply be abolished. Important roles to be staffed by Trump loyalists.
    As for judicial activist Leftist lawfare, his DoJ should simply announce that, on National Security issues like the Travel Freeze EO, securing the borders, arresting and deporting criminal gangs etc, the POTUS will follow with interest all legal debates in lower courts, but policy will proceed while various judges express their various individual opinions. But POTUS policy will stand and will be executed unless/until the SCOTUS itself accepts and rules on the Constitutionality.
    Attempts by Lefty judges to issue Fatwas– I mean, stays and injunctions– will simply be “taken under advisement ” and will not interrupt POTUS National Security policy EOs. Andrew Jackson: ” He ruled against me? Well, let him enforce it.”

    And it’s now clear DJT made a mistake in not immediately appointing, Jan 21, a Special Prosecutor–as promised in the last debate– to investigate HRC/Obama and company.
    The RINOs advised him not to. We see the results. Time now to open that Investigation.

    The headlines should be about official revelations that Obama’s birth certificate is a Photoshop, Uranium One, Clinton Foundation bribes, Seth Rich’s murder, and Dem election fraud confessions from 2016, 12 and 08.

    MAGA Mr. President. But act fast. This match is to the Death. Only one America will survive.

  10. The putz is a carry over of the transition team. He must go. I don’t have a problem requiring a loyalty oath to the Constitution, and a drug test.

  11. The suggestion that WE stage pro-Trump rallies, or more accurately pro-America rallies, nationwide, ASAP and often is a good suggestion..

  12. jesus h christ, President Trump just can’t catch a break from these backstabbing “Beltway Republicans”

  13. The specific hiring/firing of department head, especially, is a matter of extended study, and study time, which should have been done or well in-process by Convention time, because it is vital to achievement of promises made to us. Trump does not study ’cause he already knows it all, and as we keep being told that he has NO IDEOLOGY, so it does not matter anyway. He’s a Svengali who moves all peoples’ minds toward his agenda(and makes totally AWESOME deals that are perfect), except his agenda is NON-IDEOLOGICAL, regardless of promises he made, which were only that. Something to get the deal done and then move on.
    We are not quite a half a year in, only seven-eighths left to go…
    The exact opposite of pragmatic (Trump) is principle (ideology). Character matters, but apparently Der Schlickmeister was not lesson enough. This lesson is going to be a whole lot harsher. Ignore history and it will kick your ass.

  14. In an earlier reply, I posted a link to the LameCherry site, where she had provided what Cernovich wrote about, except that she had done it back in Feb.
    I went to her site this evening, and she had used an excerpt of my reply here in her going after Cernovich a bit. A link was provided to this article. To the best that I can tell, the link doesn’t lead to here, but rather to somewhere in Prague. I didn’t go. I don’t think you should go either. Just thought I’d let people know.

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