Letter from America: 'Are you next?'

By now the White House, stacked with members who have either been fired or are on the way out, was starting to resemble an unemployment exchange office

21st March, 2018
US National Security Adviser HR McMaster (right of Donald Trump). Pic: Getty

Gaunt of eye, hollow of cheek and grey of skin, he stroked his chin thoughtfully, perhaps pondering how many more Cabinet pink slips would be handed out by the end of the month. And whether, à la House of Cards, he would have to fire them before his own card was punched. Permanently.

Are there any more Cabinet changes in the offing? I asked. No, he replied. “Really? That’s it?” No more dismissals or resignations...

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