Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace

The Washington Post reports Trump is not nominating people to important positions:

The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate confirmation, [Trump] has advanced just 37 nominees, according to data tracked by The Washington Post and the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition.

Despite Trump's camp's attempt to spin this into how rigorous their requirements are, I don't take this as a sign Trump is not offering people jobs. I take it as an indicator that his overtures are being rejected because no one wants to work for his Administration.

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    Are H1B visas an option? (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by kdog on Wed Apr 26, 2017 at 09:05:27 AM EST
    Working for the Trump Administration is clearly degrading work Americans just aren't willing to do, at least at the wages Uncle Sam is willing to pay. LOL.  

    Because if I had to guess, today's document was probably crafted by a 10th grade American Studies class for extra credit, since he apparently couldn't find anybody else to do it.

    What a phuquing embarrassment Trump is, putting out this silly wish list masquerading as a press release, and calling it a public policy proposal. No small wonder that nobody of any real quality wants to work for him.


    In, what I view, as (none / 0) (#2)
    by KeysDan on Wed Apr 26, 2017 at 04:28:36 PM EST
    being among the most thought provoking editorials of the time, is that of David Leonhardt, NYTimes, April 25, 2017, entitled "Urgency of Ethnic Nationalism," which is relevant, in part, to finding people to work in the Trump Administration.  ..."Trump won the White House despite and partly because of his disdain for Mexicans, Muslims, African Americans, and his flirtation with anti-semitic tropes."

    "In the face of this ethnic nationalism, citizens often face difficult choices.  They have to decide how much of a priority to place on combating it."  Should policy experts be willing to work in an administration that plays footsie with intolerance?"

    Mr. Leonhardt takes his question to other areas, including purity of candidates and the invitation of Trump to speak at the Holocaust Museum.  

    Being an employee (none / 0) (#4)
    by KeysDan on Wed Apr 26, 2017 at 11:29:02 PM EST
    in the Trump Administration would be like being on The Tilt-A=Whirl at a carnival.  A bit dizzying---e.g., Trump announced that, after talking with Canada and Mexico, he will not get out of NAFTA.  This just hours after saying something quite different.   Depends on who he talked to last.