Ingraham: It’s Not Chaos, It’s Smart Staffing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

Fox News host Laura Ingraham said late Tuesday that multiple resignations and firings of top Trump administration officials isn’t a sign of chaos in the White House, but “smart staffing.”

“Since last summer, the president has been slowly getting his team together,” Ingraham said during her opening monologue. “Think about it: He hired general John Kelly as his chief of staff. He moved Sarah Sanders in as press secretary. He moved Tom Price out and Alex Azar in as secretary of HHS [Health and Human Services] and I’m sure there is going to be a lot more changes to come.”

“That’s not chaos. That’s called smart staffing,” she continued. “He has been in the White House just over, what, 13 months or so? And now Trump knows what he needs in his closest staff and the Cabinet, too.”

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    He’s a monster.

  • tbj5

    Lyingblondnazi says what?

  • It’s not idiocy and incompetence, it’s alternative intelligence!

  • bkmn
    • Dave B

      I wonder what the difference is? What could it be?

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Oh honey let’s just put it out there. Obama was blaaaaa…blatantly democrat.

        • Todd20036

          … well endowed!

        • hdtex

          Kenyan, Muslim, Marxist

          • kaydenpat


        • ted-


          Hannity is a racist motherfucker. I’m sure I’m the first to say nor will I be the last.

      • Smokey

        I’m sure there was something “coloring” his viewpoint.

      • greenmanTN

        Well he did go around giving his wife “terrorist fist bumps” after all. 🙄

      • Richie Kau

        Obama is super bright and Trump is as big an idiot as Hannity?

    • “That…uh…that was taken out of context!”

    • greenmanTN

      At this point I think they’re digging under the barrel.

    • kaydenpat

      Obama was Black. That makes a huge difference!!

  • Butch

    The people at Fox don’t believe in a thing other than their paychecks. No person with a functioning brain can believe this stuff.

    • Todd20036

      Any woman willing to subjugate herself to the “leg chair” gets no respect from me

  • bkmn
    • Dave B

      Eventually trump will be out of the White House one way or the other, however his brain dead voting supporters remain.

      • Chucktech

        Sure they will, but they’ll just crawl back under the rocks and scummy ponds from whence they came. They, like the poor, have always been with us.

    • Uncle Mark

      Can my answer be “All of the above, including the colluding Republican Party?”

    • Steverino

      Russia Republicans and con-man conservatives.

    • Todd20036

      Keep in mind, Trump replaced his staff in one year even more so than Obama did in 8

      • lymis

        I haven’t seen the numbers, but I’d take a guess that, outside of party turnover, Trump has replaced more people in a year than Obama, Bush, and Clinton did in their entire tenures.

    • Galvestonian

      The only people that really believe that Trump is doing a ‘great’ job are the Russians.

      • Don Blair

        And the little dicked hillbillies in the jacked up F150s with the broken headlight.

        • Galvestonian

          … right, their pick-ups have camo paint and the gun rack in the back window with spot lights on the top of the cab… and they have a can of snuff ( one of those round ones ) in the back pocket of their worn jeans covering a hot ass with dimples. The duck billed hat they’re wearing is also camo but has some kind of farm equipment logo, ranch name or agricultural symbol on it. They always seem to be wearing a beat up tee that was once white or a well worn plaid shirt with the sleeves torn off ( sometimes both ) and — oh yeah — really beat up shit-kickers.

    • zhera

      What frightens me most is how willingly the GOP has become the nazi party. Ryan, McConnell, Graham, all those fuckers. For money.

      They’d sell their grandma for a nickel.

      • ColdCountry


      • cleos_mom

        And don’t forget the “moderate” Republikkkans.

        • Brian Curtis

          The guys who shrug and say, “Ehh, who cares as long as we get tax cuts (that mostly go to the swamp) and anti-abortion judges?”

    • kaydenpat

      The fools because they voted him into office.

    • narutomania

      A long-time friend of my mother’s says that Drumpf is a breath of fresh air, a welcome change.

      The only way I could respond was to ask just how stoopid this woman is. “Fresh air”? In what sort of deluded mental prison has this woman been living that she thinks that Drumpf is “fresh air”?

      And why on any sane world would any person “welcome” the sort of changes that he has brought?

      The only answer is that this woman is a racist xenophobic entitled twat who wants to return the country to the dark 1950s. On the surface they were heydays for white people, but really they were all about rampant racism, rampant misogyny, and American imperialism.

      • Jamie_Johnson

        A long-time friend of my mother’s tried to say that her vote for Trump did not make her a racist. My mother’s response was “but it was, and if you vote for a racist, you are a racist.” The friend was shocked, but could not deny that Trump is, in fact, a racist, and her vote helped put him in the White House. Uncomfortable conversation, but necessary on so many levels.

    • Dunkerblinker

      He is the pied piper of the uneducated bigots.

  • Friday

    LMAO. LIke someone said on the radio, “He said he had a list of ‘the best people.’ What’s he saying he did, started from the bottom?” 🙂

  • Tulle Christensen
  • pj

    yeah thats it blondie. smart indeed.

  • kareemachan

    O/T: Viacom is honoring the National School Walkout with 17 minutes of silence.

    Didn’t know they had it in them…..

    ETA: Wonder what faux noise is saying about it?….

    ETAA: I mean no program on cable. Like I said, I didn’t know they had it in them….

  • greenmanTN

    Thank you for that news update, Leni Riefenstahl.

    In the weather forecast, it’s cloudy with a chance of fascism.

  • Chuck in PA

    Maybe if the President had political experience before running for President, then maybe they would have been ready day one.

    • clay

      Hell, if the Pwesident had learned from his corporate experience before running for office . . . too much money has insulated him from education.

  • Uncle Mark

    Clearly, they are trying to calm their own viewers, who are watching this play out, and wondering about the chaos themselves. Normally, FOX wouldn’t even talk about the chaos, except when it becomes so fucking undeniably obvious

  • Gustav2

    Get rid of all the Grups, right?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    No, bitch.

  • netxtown

    maybe if donnie actually reviewed their credentials instead of handing out top positions like “Be My Guest” cards……

  • another_steve

    There’s a federal penitentiary waiting for your White House idols, girl. They’re installing a new wing just for the orange one and his fellow mobsters.

    The prison is going to have to do some “smart staffing” to keep an eye on all of them.

    • Jon Doh

      Will that new wing be called The West Wing?

    • David Gervais

      The Tweet Wing.

  • Tulle Christensen

    Cause staffing the wrong people and then later staffing that “right” people is the way to go!!!!!!

  • Steverino

    Sieg heil on the dial.

  • Matt

    In other news, Ingraham is a REALLY stupid conservative. That’s not news? Sorry, my mistake.

  • Lizard


  • Harveyrabbit
    • David Gervais

      Usually that kind of ad also says “No Experience Required”

      • Karl Dubhe

        “No experience preferred.” It’s easier to rip off naive employees.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Umm, I think smart staffing would be hiring the right people in the first place, not replacing duds with even bigger duds.

  • Natty Enquirer

    It would be easier to take these Fox News women seriously if they didn’t costume them as bottle blondes in little black funeral dresses.

  • HoneyBoySmith

    Serious question: do ordinary people buy the shit these Trumpanzees are selling our do they know and accept that they’re being lied to?

    • SkokieGuy – Helen Flexible

      I wonder if the lies are so blatant, they know if will piss of the left (and any thinking humans). So the fact that they are lies isn’t of consequence, because it achieves the desired goal.

    • Todd20036

      It’s pretty safe to say that Foxtards like living in a bubble where white, straight, Christian men are “better” than anyone else, and the fact that Trump is white, straight and male is more important than the fact that he’s bigoted, incompetent, and mentally unstable.
      They refuse to admit that Obama was one of our greatest presidents while not being white, and that his family consists of good people who are excellent role models. While Trump’s family consists of traitors, exotic animal killers, illegal immigrants, and incestuous liasons.

  • Todd20036

    This from the “lady” who gave a Nazi salute at a Trump rally.

  • sfjohn

    isn’t it time for laura’s polonium tea to be re-heated??

  • BeaverTales

    Sorry Laura,

    The guillotine awaits those who fail to learn about palace intrigue quickly enough .

    • Salton

      Louis XIV is laughing his ass off in his grave!

  • Kevin Perez

    Shitpocalypse! Shittogeddon! Shitnami! Shitquake! Shitogenesis!

    Somehow “shitstorm” is inadequate anymore.

  • Rex

    Listening to the radio on the way home from work yesterday, the one announcer on the right wing station said of Trump’s firing Tillerson – “he’s draining the swamp.” Ah, the swamp he created. It’s one thing people get paid to talk, it’s another that people actually listen. (Which I don’t as a rule, but tuned in to hear the weather.)

  • Rex

    Proof that all the make-up in the world doesn’t make you any smarter.

  • Dagoril

    This post needs a LOL emoji!

  • gaymex1

    Anyone who believes this should not be allowed to vote.

  • tim870

    He should have figured it out 13 months ago.

    • Gil

      So originally it was stupid staffing. Got it…

  • Bluto

    The WH has a higher turnover rate than McDonalds. No shit.

    • No Mcshit.

    • gaymex1

      I once was in the restaurant business. I NEVER had this sort of turnover. A business can’t function without good and reasonably stable staffing.

      • KnightofLightfire .

        Weird, I worked at a Coney that went through employees like coffee paper, I honestly think I was one of the longer lasting employees and I was only there for 16 months, I recently walked by the area and the place is still open and under the same management

        • gaymex1

          There’s no secret in retaining employees. Treat them with respect, pay them decently and be aware that there’s more to their lives than just your business.

          • ColdCountry

            So simple, and yet so frequently ignored by so many businesses.

      • clay

        training can eat up too much time
        transition costs can eat up profits
        shuffling staff means not much gets done

        • gaymex1

          Most of my employees were youngsters and I would keep reminding them that there was much more in life than my business. I guess I was like a parent in that I always wanted them to keep striving for a bigger goal. It’s been 15 years since I left that business. I still get emails and photos from many of them…now with families and new lives. Professors, doctors, lawyers, musicians, business owners, public school teachers, artists, housewives, househusbands. I really did like them and miss them all. Mistakes they made were the mistakes of the young…so easily forgiven and so easily worked around. We were a team and they were the captains.

          • Randy503

            You sound like a good manager/employer. If only more were like you! And I mean that seriously — so many people are beaten down and made to feel like crap. The one common thread among the school shooters is that they all felt like they had no life, they felt beaten down by everyone, and they had no where else to go in life. They had few or no people on their side telling them to believe in themselves, or work hard to be better.

            I think this is one of the big problems in our country. So much many lives go nowhere or are destroyed for lack of a single word of encouragement.

          • gaymex1

            I know I sound like an old hippy–and I am.
            Trust, Listen, Encourage, Respect and even throw in a bit of love. Be constantly aware that your own life is finite.
            The cost is small and the reward is great–for you and for those around you.
            You are so right about a single word of encouragement. It works wonders and can change a life. I will never forget the kindness of people in my own life…so I try to share it.

            Just don’t get me on the topic of Trump and the GOP.
            It’s hard for me to keep my disgust contained.

          • RoFaWh

            Your description of school shooters’ mental state is the same as that of many people with clinical depression.

    • Bob Conti

      I worked at one for three months during high school. Demonstrably probably the worst employee ever. They didn’t take well to my suggestion that we cook the fries just a little bit longer to add extra crunch.


        I ask them to drop my fries for another minute to get a little crunch and a gooey center…..but I digress.

        • Bob Conti

          In ‘n Out will do a drop well done. It’s totally worth it.

  • olandp

    Any woman who fucks Dinesh D’Souza forefits her right to an opinion because her judgment is so bad.

    • Chucktech

      Seriously?? I had no idea! Jesus…

  • Gustav2
  • Chuck in NYC

    What’s the line about lipstick on a pig?

    • Uncle Mark

      What? Are you giving beauty tips to Ms Ingraham?

    • CB

      It’s Laura’s morning beauty regimen.

  • Uncle Mark

    In my “yoot,” I had once worked for a small company that had done a few illegal things. (For example: Installing Microsoft OS on scores of PCs without licenses.) Employment was practically a revolving door. Eventually, they fired a few too many folks, who knew where some of the bodies were buried and decided to retaliate…alerting authorities of their legal indiscretions, and questionable employment practices. Needless to say, the company paid a heavy price.

    One would think that Trump would be absolutely fearful of his firing frenzy…given that he’s under Mueller’s microscope already, but I suspect that his old habits die hard….just like he will in prison.

  • The_Wretched

    No Laura, it’s chaos as anyone whose been in an office can tell you. And the mere fact that you have to argue that it isn’t chaos shows the WH is a poopie-hut.

  • Will Parkinson


  • David Gervais

    “Smart Staffing” is how temp agencies describe their services.

    • clay

      “Just in time delivery” for your human resource needs.

  • cleos_mom

    Last spring, after an ill-fated trip to the Pizza Hut, a deer ran into the passenger side door of our car. The interior of the car looked like an explosion in a safety glass factory.

    We planned it. Wanted a new windshield, side window and side mirror at our insurance company’s expense. It did take awhile to find a suicidal deer who would agree to it but WTH, someone might have come across the dead deer shortly afterward and ended up with a freezer full of venison.

  • shellback
  • JT

    Ingraham: It’s Not Chaos, It’s Smart Staffing

    “Stupidity is his genius.”

  • Richard B

    Yes, Laura Ingraham needs to keep talking like this. The republicans are losing seats in otherwise republican territory and they need to keep doing what they are doing. Laura Ingraham is a mindless idiot and needs to keep her same strategy up. She is a loser just like the guy at the top of her party.

  • jimbo65

    So all those people on Rachel’s wall were trial runs. Riiiiight

  • WNY
  • boatboy_srq

    Remember Norquist’s government so small it can be drowned in a bathtub? This is what that looks like.

    (Ever wonder if what Norquist really had in mind was a sole proprietorship (a/k/a dictatorship)?)

  • Galvestonian

    Oh yeah … why not ? When are they gonna start ‘smart staffing’ on Fox News and Fox and Friends ?

  • kareemachan

    I don’t get it. I only called laura a twit, a twat, and a twunt. Why would JMG delete this?

    • swimboy

      Because you didn’t conjugate your verb correctly: is’t twit, twat, twent. Twunt is a completely different word.

  • alc2018
    • RoFaWh

      By way of comparison, let us contemplate Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wearing her antique ruby and diamond tiara, a gift from her in-laws, Queen Margrethe II and Prince Consort Henrik.'s_Ruby_Parure_Tiara.JPG

      She has proved herself a worthy Queen-to-be. In one of the infinity of Youtube videos about her, she describes how she was overwhelmed by the ceremony of her marriage in 2004, having been brought up as a simple country girl in Tasmania. Then she remarks about her dress, “I’ve never worn a dress like this before. I’ve never had a dress like this before.” Knowing that Queen Margrethe designs her own clothing, I wonder if the Queen designed the Princess’s dress as well.

      Watch the video of her and Prince Frederik in their bridal waltz, surrounded by Danish society and European royalty (a venue utterly unfamiliar to Donald Trump); at first, her smiles seem stiff and at best formal, but as she waltzes with her husband, the surrounding spectators slowly clapping in time with the music as is the Danish custom, you can see her facial expression soften into one of great happiness.

  • TK

    Smart staffing?? Yeah, right!! That would imply some smarts on Trumps part. Which we all know is non-existent. He hasn’t made one smart choice during or after his campaign. He fires all these people because they turn out to be smarter (or more stupid) than the almighty Trump and make him look like the moron he really is. Or they get really smart and quit. And Laura, wipe that orange ass-cheese off your face.

    • kareemachan

      Besides, laura, he’s not that into you – you’re too old.

  • LovesIrony
    • orion dumptee

      ha ha Bernie and Don..what a pair!

  • Bambino

    What does the walking herpes knows about smart staffing?

  • Anyone competent would have had his staff in place by the inauguration, along with a short list of candidates for Cabinet positions.

  • -M-

    Right, a year of trial and error is what you expect from a chief executive. /s

    Also there are a lot of positions they still haven’t even nominated anyone for.

  • Hunter M

    Yeah, and it’s not “News” – it’s “Propaganda”

  • clay

    “Since last summer, the president has been slowly getting his team together,”

    So, a year later than he should have.

  • Talisman
    • Tread

      Ha, telling that the Russia Today logo is in the corner.

  • SammySeattle

    “Smart staffing” would be getting it right the first time.

  • kaydenpat

    Whatever, Jan.

  • CB

    If I had this level of turnover with my staff, my business wouldn’t function.
    …And the drumpfian chaos is all the confirmation of that I need.

  • lymis

    Most presidents do their “smart staffing” in advance of taking office, and occasionally have to make minor changes over time – usually either to replace someone who resigns or is promoted, and usually with someone as qualified or better.

    It’s not wholesale restaffing.

    What makes it chaos is, yes, the unprecedented volume of the replacements, and the fact that so many of them aren’t just unqualified, but things like lack of absolutely required security clearances and the revelation of basic issues like spousal abuse, gambling, and professional malfeasance and corruption, And the fact that the replacements, are, on average, even LESS qualified than the people they are replacing.

    In an alternate universe with a different “elect me because I’m a businessman rather than a long-term government person” in office, it’s vaguely possible that people would be replaced because he started with placeholders and gradually recruited more experienced and qualified people to assume the roles as he developed new coalitions and gained more support among career government experts. That would still show woeful lack of preparation, but might be understandable.

    Trump just throws tantrums and fires people for not being sycophantic enough.

    So yeah, chaos.

  • yes b’y
  • Gayer Than Thou

    100% certain that Laura “Oh Heil!” Ingraham would not think it was “smart staffing” if her agent and manager changed this much, or her editors, or her housecleaners, or her hairdressers, or …

  • Menergy

    Sure, Jan…that’s it.

  • anne marie in philly


  • Bernie

    Sure Jan

  • jeffg166

    Dear leader surrounds himself with yes people. What could go wrong.

  • JWC

    No honey it is Chaos

  • KnownDonorDad

    Had Clinton been dong this…oh, you know.

  • sadoldguy

    So she is admitting that trump hired a bunch of losers and scoundrels.
    Her fans won’t notice or care, they know everything she says is BS, that’s what they like about her.
    nazi bitch.

  • andrew

    Yes Ingraham, we know that it would only be “chaos” if it happened during that Kenyan born Muslim’s administration.

  • Kruhn
  • Longpole

    I bet Laura would never admit that criticising Obama and his administration was a hell of lot easier than defending the Orange One.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    “Since last summer, the president has been slowly getting his team together,”
    Shit, it took Obama well under a year to get his team together? And Obama had no experience!!! Now, what does it say of a CEO, with “lots” of business experience that he can not get a team together in a fucking year?

    I mean, let’s make this abundantly and painfully clear: if Obama had taken more than 4 months in getting a team together, hell if he had taken more than 30 days, Faux News would have been linking that his his inexperience.

    • RoFaWh

      Not only has not gotten a team together, but cannot get a team together. The man is an incompetent fraud.

  • TrollopeReader

    Laura is Shakespeare’s The Shrew Who Could NOT be Tamed ….

  • Charlie In SF

    She really has maxxed out her 15 minutes of fame from when Bill Maher invented her for his show.

  • Cuberly Deux
  • Mark
  • So her message is: After 13 months (actually 16, since the election) the Trump administration is ready to start functioning?

    • Ann Kah

      Any day now.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    How is it these “smart business people” (I know I’m being generous) don’t grasp the simple concept of pro-active staffing? Any business person with just a few functioning brain cells will tell you that before you start any new venture, you have your team in place prior to any move. But not #CadetBoneSpurs AKA #PresidentStableGenius, no no, you just wing it. November 2018 people, November 2018,

  • AstroCat

    I’m guessing by now that Princess Herpes has an orange tongue from sticking it up Trumps ass as many times as she has.

  • Their turnover rate of 48% is higher than McDonald’s 44%. You know it costs at least hundreds (if not thousands) of times the amount to turnover administration officials than fry-cooks. Hundreds to thousands of times of your federal tax-payer dollars.

  • RoFaWh

    The word “smart” never applies to Trump nor to his flunkies. This is true both in the meaning of “good intellectual development” and “dresses spiffily.”

    “Stupid” and “ignorant” remain the relevant descriptors. “Disorganized” and “chaotic” are, however, gaining ground.

  • Jamie_Johnson

    Trump has a compliant Republican majority in both houses of Congress, and it’s taken him 13 months to get “his team” in place? Either he’s incompetent, lying, or both.

  • Gianni

    Laura, Donnie’s term will be up if he continues taking so much time to select “the best people” as he is wont to say. So far, his ‘best’ choices are dropping like flies.You are also quite lousy at spinning his dumbness. A single poor choice is one thing, but he has been consistently choosing the real losers. That suits him, though, because he can then be relatively sure that none of his lackeys will outshine him in the brains, performance, or personal integrity departments.

  • Jack

    I guess he wasn’t smart enough in January 2017.

  • I loathe Ingraham but she’s not stupid. Even she doesn’t believe that giant pile of shit. It’s never good for any office to have this much turnover and turmoil. Maybe her listeners are this stupid but she’s just lying.

  • JCF
  • NiceOldFoe

    “Smart staffing”? It has taken Trump 15 months and counting and his staff still sucks! Guess who had their “smart staff” ready to go before the election? The QUALIFIED candidate, that’s who! Sheesh!

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    She has to say that. If she veers off the script the Instrument of Obedience will punish her with agony. Or maybe she’s just a lying bitch. I can’t decide. Still recovering from two days of wine tasting.

  • Dunkerblinker

    And 911 attack was not an act of terrorism just remodeling

  • JoyZeeBoy

    Smart staffing? From where? Snelling & Snelling Cabinet Temps?