John deStephano's role in Trumpworld is to pack it with Establishment personnel. The former Boehner staffer has steadily risen in the White House. As an Establishment tool this is not necessarily difficult. Politico has the profile:
"In the reality competition of “Survivor: White House Edition,” senior aide Johnny DeStefano is coming out ahead.
He’s outlasted President Donald Trump’s first chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and chief strategist Steve Bannon, as well as four White House communications directors, one national security adviser, one director of the National Economic Council and a secretary of state — not to mention roughly 25 of his fellow White House aides.
Amid the recent West Wing exodus, DeStefano — who initially ran the office of presidential personnel — has seen his portfolio grow. He now supervises the office responsible for hiring political appointees at agencies as well as the White House political shop monitoring the midterm elections and the Office of Public Liaison, which is responsible for outreach to outside groups and supporters....."