December 8, 2016 1:10 pm -

Maybe if Trump spent less time watching television and tweeting his grievances, or canceled his victory rallies, he could get to work.

The slower pace applies not only to key appointments throughout his administration, but also to Trump’s lower-profile agency review teams whose nitty-gritty work with Obama’s career bureaucrats could make or break Trump’s pledge to get his presidency off to a barn-burning start.


Obama administration officials assigned to the transition say Trump’s representatives have been AWOL at some agencies, leaving them sitting on binders full of briefing materials that have been amassed since March.

The slower pace of agency-level transition efforts could have a real impact on Trump’s ability to quickly tackle big issues such as Obamacare, infrastructure, and immigration reform.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.