President Trump's Western Hemisphere Region National Security Council Advisor Craig Deare was escorted out of the White House West Wing on Friday, allegedly for his sharp criticism of President Trump's policies pertaining to Latin America, most notably Mexico. News of the escort and firing of Deare was leaked by a Trump Administration official who asked that his/her name not be disclosed. However, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders did disclose that Deare had been "sent back to his original position," (ABC News, 2/19/17) at National Defense University at Fort McNair in the District of Columbia.

Backlash to Trump Administration officials

When she revealed Deare's firing to the media, Sanders was asked if it would create an atmosphere in which Trump Administration officials would fear reprisals for speaking out. Sanders' response was to the effect that all members of the President's team should be there "in order to carry out the president's agenda," (ABC News, 2/19/17). In other words, nobody who is on the President's team should oppose any part of the President' agenda and should be willing to carry out all parts of the agenda, period.

Early last week, Trump's National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign over his failure to be candid with Vice-President Mike Pence about the nature of his conversation with a Russian Ambassador.

Flynn told Pence that he did not discuss America's sanctions on Russia for its occupation of Crimea and for its interference with the 2016 American Presidential Election.

The forced resignation of Flynn, the lying to Pence and the firing of Deare, have led to a nauseating feeling of "gloom and doom" among administration officials, especially among the senior staff.

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The fear of a general, invasive backlash against the senior staff has permeated the West Wing and created an atmosphere of instability and insecurity. GOP Arizona Senator John McCain recently described the Trump Administration as being in "disarray."

Deare felt 'left out.'

The unnamed source also revealed that Deare's remarks were made to the Wilson Center, which is a Washington, D.C.

think tank. Deare not only criticized Trump's policies on Latin America, but he also expressed his outrage at being left out of most of the major administration policy discussions pertaining to Latin America. As it were, Deare felt isolated and excluded from the "inner circle" of senior White House staff, which included Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law.

What's ahead for Deare

Deare allegedly will return to National Defense University where he has been on the faculty since 2001. When he left the University to take the job at the White House, Deare was a dean at the university's College of International Security Affairs. It is unknown if he will return to that position.

Trump's 'fine-tuned machine'

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump told reporters at his press conference last week that despite rumors that his administration is in "chaos," that, it, in fact, is "running like a fine-tuned machine," (ABC News, 2/17/17). Trump did not explain how the recent controversy involving Flynn, Bannon, Deare and other administration officials, fits into his definition of a "fine-tuned machine."