RantCrush Top 5: July 31, 2017
Welcome to RantCrush Top 5, where we take you through today’s top five controversial stories in the world of law and policy. Who’s ranting and raving right now? Check it out below:
This morning, John Kelly was officially sworn in as the new White House Chief of Staff. Kelly is replacing Reince Priebus. Previously, Kelly served as the Secretary of Homeland Security, and was a well-respected general in the Marine Corps. Messaging about Priebus’ departure and Kelly’s appointment has centered on Kelly’s maturity and no-nonsense approach–it’s hoped that he can sort out the chaotic White House that has seen a lot of personnel shake-ups in recent weeks.
Of course, that chaos in the White House is being flatly denied by its leader. This morning, Trump tweeted:
Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
Kelly has a very big job ahead of him. We’ll have to see if he’s up to the task.