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Trump & hiring

| Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

So the media have identified something else for which to criticize President-elect Donald Trump: He seems to be “stalled” in his efforts to fill some 4,000 staff jobs in his new government. What a loser!

Does it occur to anyone that perhaps he is first evaluating whether all these jobs are necessary in the first place? That is consistent with what a businessman brings to the table versus a politician. (Consider how lean his election staff was compared to Hillary Clinton's.) Where is it written that all of these jobs absolutely are indispensable?

Don't tell me we folks out here wouldn't love to hear that nothing is “business as usual” with Trump, starting with this staffing evaluation. He is an expert at hiring good people, as long as he feels a hire is, in fact, appropriate. Maybe some of these jobs aren't all that important.

Ben DeMaria


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