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NBC News (December 11)

2018/ 12/ 12 by jd in Global News

“First, President Donald Trump failed in his pledge to ‘hire the best people’ in the White House; now, he’s having trouble hiring any people. These phenomena are not unrelated.” Trump’s first pick for Chief of Staff turned him down. This should be no surprise as it’s an unenviable job: “Trump has the impulse control of a hungry, intoxicated bear and bridles at attempts to keep him disciplined or to bring order to his administration.”


Chicago Tribune (November 8)

2018/ 11/ 09 by jd in Global News

“If Trump or his administration move to impede or end Mueller’s work, the president will do so at his own peril. Many in the country—us included—would see that as an attack on the rule of law and a blatant effort to subvert justice.”


CBS News (September 7)

2018/ 09/ 08 by jd in Global News

“The Trump administration’s trade battles with China, Canada, Mexico and other countries around the world can feel like a bewildering descent into the obscure. But you don’t have to be an expert to grasp that, in the era of globalization, a trade war upends the way countries have operated for decades.”


Washington Post (May 22)

2018/ 05/ 24 by jd in Global News

“The Trump administration is supposed to be negotiating with China. But right now it more often seems to be negotiating with itself. China knows what it wants out of these bilateral negotiations; the White House plainly does not…. In short: Over here on Team USA, it’s been amateur hour.”


Washington Post (June 22)

2017/ 06/ 24 by jd in Global News

“Trump will never get anything done” and the reason “goes beyond the usual factors that bedevil any new president — overpromising on the pace of action, underpreparing for the challenges of office, trouble in staffing up…. Trump’s failure to get key agenda items to the starting line reflects more fundamental problems in policymaking—problems that will persist even after this administration is fully staffed and acclimated.”


USA Today (December 20)

2016/ 12/ 21 by jd in Global News

“No administration in history has been as fraught with financial conflicts of interest as the incoming Trump administration, from the president-elect on down. If steps are not taken to manage these conflicts, the Trump administration is likely to become one of the most scandal-ridden in memory.”