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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Trump's Staffing Turmoil

This is another non-trivial problem.

Indicative of a President who was ill-prepared to govern, Trump is having constant turmoil among his staff. This is unacceptable from a management perspective and a terrible metric for American citizens who need a high return on the cost of government.

Citizens need stability from the executive branch that comes from "extreme vetting" of nominees and from a commitment to them once they are in office. Trump is failing at that at an extraordinary pace.

Michael Flynn is a highly visible example, a mistake that could yet bring down the Presidency.

Steve Bannon is a radical and disturbing appointee as are Trump's nepotism appointments including his daughter and son-in-law.

Bannon and Jerid Kushner were in a battle as Bannon charged Kushner with being a "Democrat." Is that so bad?

Today's new is this.

"Trump National security adviser KT McFarland 'to step down.' 
KT McFarland previously worked as a government official and a Fox News analyst
President Donald Trump's deputy national security adviser, KT McFarland, has been asked to step down after just three months, US media say. 
Ms. McFarland, an ex-Fox News analyst, has been offered the role of ambassador to Singapore instead, Bloomberg and Reuters report. 
It comes days after Mr. Trump removed his senior strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council (NSC). 
The NSC advises the president on national security and foreign affairs.
Mr. Bannon's appointment in January raised fears that the circle of top advisers was being politicized."

To top it off, she is being rewarded a lesser position.

KT McFarland, demoted.


  1. Even while America is at war, Trump has a whole lot of trouble to clear up before he can be considered a legitimate President. That is a long way off. He can accelerate the process by coming clean with the facts.

  2. "Trump’s Latest FEC Disclosure Shows Trump Has Stock In Company That Made Bombs Used In Syria
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    According to Trump’s most recent FEC disclosure, Trump has stock in Raytheon, the company that made the bombs the U.S. used in its Thursday attack on Syria.

    Trump fired off 59 of them Thursday night in response to the Assad regime in Syria gassing its own people. Each one of those missiles costs anywhere between $800,000 to $1.4 million, and Raytheon gets billion from the federal government for providing them. Taxpayers paid somewhere between $47 million and $82 million for the international incident."