Trump’s no stranger to controversy, but his latest heat is coming from the recent resignation of NSA (National Secuirty Agency) advisor Michael Flynn. The uproar comes after Flynn reportedly misled the Trump administration regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador. Not only did he brief the administration with spotty information, but Flynn also wrote, “I inadvertently informed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.”
Flynn had only been the NSA advisor for less than a month, making his one of the shortest senior presidential advisor stints in history. The controversy revolves around talks with Russia about various sanctions, which the Trump administration said they were “investigating.” Hillary Clinton—who at this point has been absent from most of the recent Trump controversies—weighed in on the subject by linking to a tweet by Philippe Reines, a longtime Clinton staffer, who wrote: “What goes around COMETS around.”
All this on the heels of Trump facing serious opposition to his recent Muslim ban, which is now scheduled to make its way to the Supreme Court. Also, Trump’s approval ratings are at an all-time low; in fact, at an all-time low for all of the recent presidents based on similar tenure. This latest breach of information, lack of communication, and unknown ties with Russia are just another kick in the pants for the already battered and bruised Trump administration.
The real question is who will Trump pick to replace Flynn? Another controversial advisor that within weeks proves his lack of skill and ability to perform his job? Or will Trump go in a different direction this time around looking to balance out his administration instead of stacking the deck?