November 16, 2016

Disarray in the Trump transition

New York Times - President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition was in disarray on Tuesday, marked by firings, infighting and revelations that American allies were blindly dialing in to Trump Tower to try to reach the soon-to-be-leader of the free world.

One week after Mr. Trump scored an upset victory that took him by surprise, his team was improvising the most basic traditions of assuming power. That included working without official State Department briefing materials in his first conversations with foreign leaders.

Two officials who had been handling national security for the transition, former Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan and Matthew Freedman, a lobbyist who consults with corporations and foreign governments, were fired. Both were part of what officials described as a purge orchestrated by Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser.

The dismissals followed the abrupt firing on Friday of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who was replaced as chief of the transition by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Mr. Kushner, a transition official said, was systematically dismissing people like Mr. Rogers who had ties with Mr. Christie. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Christie had sent Mr. Kushner’s father to jail.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is such a non-story but the press is eager to impugn Trump at any cost and at every turn.

Simple explanation is that Christie was in charge of this pre-election and gooped it up by bringing in insiders, lobbyists and neocons. Once election was over, the grownups came back and found out and canned him and the shills, but not before word leaked out about how the lobbyists had taken over despite Trump's vow to "drain the swamp"

Now they have been sent packing and the media is trying to gin up the disarray angle. Much ado about nothing. Whatever Trump does they will criticize and seek to distance him from his support. But Trump and his group know their game so they won't bite - if anything they will just troll the idiot press and leave them looking clueless - again!