Now there’s a headline that will get your attention.
People who know Trump didn’t disagree, but they also responded with a combination of relative resignation and seen-it-all-before shoulder shrugs.
“Outrageous,” former Trump Organization vice president Barbara Res said when I reached her at her home shortly after the news of the firing broke.
But was she shocked? “No,” she said.
“This is an act of insanity,” a former Trump inner-circle associate told me, “but it’s how he functions.”
“Completely consistent, yes,” with his pattern of behavior, a onetime Trump political aide added.