Podcast: On the next casualty in Trump’s chaotic fiefdom

World View also reviews Jacob Zuma in SA and the slaying of Kim Jong-un’s sibling

US president Donald Trump will be looking for a national security adviser following Michael Flynn’s resignation. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump will be looking for a national security adviser following Michael Flynn’s resignation. Photograph: Getty Images

 

Speculation is mounting in Washington as to whose head will roll next in the Trump administration, after the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn on Monday night.

US president Donald Trump’s fiefdom is in chaos, with the precariousness of press secretary Sean Spicer’s position being highlighted in the US press, as well as that of Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and his senior aide Stephen Miller.

Flynn’s resignation came after revelations he had discussed US sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled vice-president Mike Pence about the conversations.

Chaotic management

On the latest World View podcast, our Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch asks whether President Trump knew about those talks at the time and if the whole palaver is indicative of chaotic management in his administration.

Also on the podcast, Bill Corcoran has the latest from South Africa where parliamentary punch-ups are the order of the day and embattled ANC leader Jacob Zuma looks likely to have 783 corruption charges reinstated.

Clifford Coonan reports from Beijing on the apparent assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother in Malaysia.