You fire one guy and people say, hey, bad actor. You fire two guys and it begins to look like disarray. Three guys and it is chaos.
But four. Four? Even if it is HR McMaster, his national security adviser, you start thinking, hey, maybe there is method to the madness, even if there isn't.
That's where we find ourselves right now when we come to work and still one more "trusted" adviser is sacked.
The truth is, though, there are no trusted advisers, there's just President Donald J Trump and the only thing that has changed is the name on the door of the associates.
So what are we to make of these changes?
First, if he weren't the president of the United States, if he were a CEO, he might say "Okay, loser team, throw the cards back, we can do better." He might have even done a reduction in force to disguise whom he wanted to sack. He is simply not a politician and he does what a CEO who wants to get his stock higher might do.
I am surprised he didn't announce a buyback at the same time.
Get used to not being able to get used to this president.
And be grateful that he will have a spokesperson, Larry Kudlow, who will make it pretty clear that these were necessary, pro-growth moves that will soon be followed up by tax cuts to make it even better than you thought, even if you weren't.
Welcome to the White House in 2018 where everything's a strong buy and necessary to boost the U.S. per share.