MATT TAIBBI: There Is No Way to Survive the Trump White House.

The heads – you’re looking at the heads – are beginning to pile up in number. Donald Trump rose to fame as a TV star with his cruel punchline firings of hapless reality-show contestants. As chief executive of the world’s mightiest nuclear superpower, he has now spent most of his first term sowing panic around the world with an ever-tightening pattern of purges and forced resignations.

Like Soviet Commissars promoted during the Great Terror, Trump appointees begin composing their last words from the moment they ascend to high office.

Compared to the comparatively lengthy tenures of notables failures like Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano, it’s difficult to see “You’re fired!” as a bad thing.