Regardless of whether you support Trump's platform of rampant xenophobia, climate change denial and tax cuts for the ultra wealthy, it is undeniable that he is without a doubt an atrocious boss. How do we know this? Because Trump doesn't actually have a government to manage. Forget about the chaotic governing style, the paranoid, half finished tweets sent in the middle of the night and the reliance of Fox and Friends as his only source of intel, Trump is so disorganized and incompetent that he hasn't bothered to hire people to run the basic infrastructure of government -- this despite being in power for over 5 months. Reported the New York Times:
Donald Trump should be on a major hiring binge right now. His government is uniquely underpopulated, with only 123 out of 558 key positions requiring Senate confirmation either nominated or confirmed. Some departments are almost entirely vacant below the cabinet-level positions.
On top of that, Mr. Trump has actually shed a number of staffers, with a series of resignations and firings sweeping up his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn (Russia); his communications director, Michael Dubke (failed to spin coverage-dross into gold); and, most infamously, his F.B.I. director, James Comey, who as he reminded everyone in testimony on Thursday, learned the reasons for his firing on TV.
This is reflected in his most recent job approval numbers that are, well, utterly catastrophic:
How long can this charade go on for? The US as it stands does not have a functioning government. If it is helmed by a half wit who can't be bothered to staff government agencies, the country isn't just in serious danger of collapsing, it could be attacked by foreign threats at any moment. How bad does this need to get? The left (and some rational people on the right) have been sounding the alarm for months now, almost to no avail. While amusing to mock Trump for his astonishing incompetence, it really isn't funny anymore. The Comey hearings offer a new chance for the other branches of government to do the right thing and impeach this man, but thus far the will still does not seem to be there.
"The president’s new at this. He’s new to government," Speaker Paul Ryan said about Trump's almost certainly illegal, unpresidential behavior in the lead up to firing Comey "So he probably wasn’t steeped in the long-running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI and White House. He’s just new to this."
In other words, not matter what he does and how bad it gets, we're not doing shit.