In one of the most hilariously revealing utterances of the Obama presidency, Jarrett stated that the White House was “speaking truth to power” by castigating Fox News.

To make Jarrett chief of staff would be disastrous.

Obama needs to enlist people who are not in his thrall. When Clinton’s presidency was going wrong he brought in Republicans like David Gergen and Dick Morris to give him an insight into why so many people opposed him.

It worked and Clinton was re-elected in 1996. The current president needs a dose of truth being spoken to power – preferably by someone who knows the difference between the two.