After Tillerson, Trump Reportedly Thinking About Firing VA Sec — And Giving Job to Rick Perry

Let the “great Energy” continue! Two weeks ago brought news of Hope Hicks leaving. Last week Gary Cohn announced his retirement. Now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been fired and CIA Director Mike Pompeo is moving to that position. And now, per The New York Times, Trump is considering another big shake-up:
President Trump, fresh off replacing his secretary of state and C.I.A. director, is considering firing his secretary of veterans affairs and installing Energy Secretary Rick Perry in the post, according to two people close to the White House. Mr. Trump did not make a formal offer to Mr. Perry when the two men met on Monday. But the people said the president has grown impatient with the department’s current secretary, David Shulkin, and may want to replace him with someone already in his cabinet.

VA Secretary David Shulkin has come under scrutiny for a and damning IG report. Axios recently reported the President has been growing frustrated with him. Rick Perry, meanwhile, has been Secretary of Energy since last March. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

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