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Report: The White House Nomination Process is a Clusterfuck

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The Trump regime still hasn't filled hundreds of positions in the federal government or even nominated someone to fill them.

Why not?

They have no intention of filling many positions but, according to Politico, the process has also been bogged down by Trump's interference and infighting.

Trump personally oversees the hiring process for agency staff by insisting on combing through a binder full of names each week and likes to sign off on each one, according to two people with knowledge of the administration’s hiring process. Also weighing in on the names — and not always agreeing on final picks — are leaders of sometimes warring factions, including chief of staff Reince Priebus, senior strategist Steve Bannon, Cabinet secretaries and, sometimes, the White House’s top lawyer, Don McGahn.

“It’s like a medieval court,” said one person advising potential nominees through the confirmation process.

The Trump regime is an incidental Monty Python sketch.

I feel like I make the same observation multiple times per week: our best hope for survival is Republican incompetence.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump refuses to delegate the task of selecting candidates for Third Assistant Deputy Undersecretaries and the suchlike, while the Mayberry Machiavellis he’s surrounded himself with squabble and bicker and try to change the boss’s mind.

    Hell of a way to run a White House.

    Imagine how much damage these loons could do if they were even halfway competent.