WH Officials Placing Bets That Ross Gets The Boot Next Due To Census Failure

UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn Building discuss preparations for the 2020 Census and citizenship questions on Thursday March 14, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Just days after ex-Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned, chatter is already circulating that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is headed out the door next after the administration’s defeat on the citizenship census question.

According to NBC News, President Donald Trump has been calling around to gauge reactions to replacing Ross. Some White House aides are predicting that Ross will be out as early as this summer.

However, the Commerce Secretary may get a reprieve due to Acosta’s abrupt resignation under a cloud of scrutiny related to his role in sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 plea deal.

Ross has so far leaned on a long-running relationship with Trump when the President has become irritated over aspects of his job performance like failed trade negotiations.

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  1. #alohaWillllbur

  2. He could take up playing Gollum live on stage – no makeup required.

  3. He should go back to Cyprus, where his bank is.

  4. I, for one, look forward to finding out if it’s possible to successfully execute a firing without waking the fired party.

  5. Then they’ll be bringing on yet another acting actor for yet another booted position.
    Maybe we should start calling around to see if others think tRump should get the boot. He thinks if only he could get rid of the next person then everything would be running smoothly. No self awareness to know he’s one of the big problems.

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