Trump and the Hatchet Man Maneuver 

Trump is a master of the Executive Suite and knows how to play the game for keeps. When he took on Reinhold "Reince" Priebus, an establishment figure, it was the proverbial ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer.’ But Anthony Scaramucci was absolutely a brilliant move!

Apparently, Liberals and never-Trumpers are so isolated in their political circles that they have no concept how things work in the real world of business and corporate America. For example, they completely fail to grasp the concept of the "hatchet man."

Hatchet, explained:

Say you are a business tycoon. You just successfully completed a large-scale acquisition and merger, bringing together multiple smaller companies into one conglomerate. After the merger, you want to put your own people in charge of everything. However, all those smaller companies had their own executives - and, at least for the short term - you need to keep many of them around the keep things running and the blending progresses. So, you keep many of those executives around, letting them retain their own senior staff. You even appoint one of them - the head of the largest of the companies you acquired - to be the CEO of the conglomerate, and he pledges to get all the departments working together harmoniously.

After a well-oiled transition period, some of them are doing fine in the new conglomerate, while others are clearly causing trouble.

In fact, the one you appointed CEO, is clearly a disaster. And the newly merged departments are working against each other. Furthermore, you have good suspicion he is dealing in insider trading - nothing you can take to a prosecutor, but there is a lot of circumstantial evidence building up. Worse, he is not only doing his own dirty dealing, but it appears he may even be leaking intellectual property to your competitors, helping them take market share from you.

Clearly, your appointed CEO has to go - and go now.

The problem is, many of the senior employees in your conglomerate are loyal to him. If you just fire him and put in your own chosen CEO, you know you could get a lot of backlash from disgruntled employees. Knowing that in your business there is such a small profit-margin, you really can't afford anything at all that threatens performance. So, what do you do?

In comes the hatchet man.

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I knew this way back in late 2015!  He he he

Absolutely brilliant!! I looked at every thing in different terms, but all this makes sense now. I should have realized this as I went thru something similar at the bank I worked for before I retired. I saw quite a bit of this. It never affected me because O was just an administrative assistant for 2 Sr. Vice Presidents. Silly me.

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Saw this whole scenario coming as well.

Pretty sure, well, actually almost positive (I think) that Pres. Trump has read The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli.  He's got all the moves.  Right out of Niccolo's play book!

Classic Machiavelli.  Just saying....

If you haven't read it, it is well worth your time to read.  I recommend it for an evenings pleasure.  It is worth the effort.  Niccolo wrote The Prince as a gift to his "Prince" and it tells how, I won't spoil the story...just let me say, it is a fun read.  I guarantee you will see Pres. Trump's actions in a whole different light, one that includes a lot better understanding on your part, than before you read The Prince.


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