The Trump White House went through drastic changes during the month of August, changes that will eventually be put to the test when Congress returns to Washington. Some of those changes were specifically with the firings and resignations of many of the President's aides. Many of those who were removed proved to be more influential with the President than others. But now that Trump has a fewer people at the White House who support a more extremist agenda, we're finally seeing the limits of the President's power to get them to carry out his agenda.

Trump has been weakened

It was recently reported that President Trump had restrained himself from attacking two of his aides after their public comments against him. Advisers admitted in an article published by Politico titled: "Trump unusually silent after aides challenge him" that there were limits to what the President could do to them, short of threatening to fire them.

But now it appears that he isn't even doing that because he knows that he needs them. A GOP consultant who worked for Mitt Romney, Ryan Williams, told Politico that the reason those aides might have spoken out was that they were frustrated with the state of things. At the very worst, Williams said that the President could have fired them but suggested that that was the worst the President could do.

Williams suggested that those aides, Gary Cohn, Trump's director of the National Economic Council and Rex Tillerson, his secretary of state, no longer feared the consequences. Should this be the case, then it not only confirms that the changes enforced by John Kelly are having an effect but, that we might have seen the limits of the President's threats.

Trump's 'firing' threats are useless now

Ironically, as the star of "The Apprentice," it was Donald Trump who made the phrase "You're Fired!" his own slogan and was notorious for firing people. But with eight months of watching the worst Presidency in modern memory, it's likely that those working for the Trump White House have only been maintaining a disaster.

Being fired by Trump would be the fastest way for him to put them out of their misery.

Along with the "defanging" of Trump's ability to intimidate others with threats of fire, the President looks a lot weaker when he continues to attack Republicans in Congress for not defending him or trying to pass his agenda. Recent comments from Tillerson and Cohn were seen as being disloyal to the President for criticizing his morals or that he even represented American values.

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