There is another leak out today designed to hurt John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff. The leak suggests Kelly has thrown in the towel on working to curb the President's self-destructive tendencies and thinks impeachment would be okay with him. This comes on the heels of several other leaks about John Kelly and more.
All of this is happening as the White House is bogged down in an immigration fight that they have messaged terribly. While I oppose the policy, I think I have mounted a better defense of it than the White House team. And that's the problem. President Trump's staff is incapable of going a day without leaking against each other, knifing each other in the back, and otherwise trying to sabotage each other to advance their own careers.
The Attorney General and White House Chief of Staff say separating families is to be a deterrent. The Secretary of Homeland Security says it is not. The messages are conflicting.
They've also given up on the President, letting him careen off message with no hope. Part of that is absolutely his fault. It is his style. He does not want to rein it in. But there's also the issue of the staff. They are making matters worse with their constant leaking, constant back stabbing, and constant failure to help come up with overarching talking points while getting everyone on the same page.