It is "bizarre and revealing" that President Donald Trump has yet to replace one of the 93 U.S. attorneys he sent packing months three months ago, The New York Times wrote in its Tuesday editorial.
"It's bizarre — and revealing — that a man who called himself the 'law and order candidate' during the 2016 campaign and spoke of 'lawless chaos' in his address to Congress would permit such a leadership vacuum at federal prosecutors' offices around the country," the Times wrote.
Further, the Times blasted Trump for blaming Democrats for the slow rate of approvals since Trump, in this case, has yet to bring one nomination for Dems to obstruct.
Rather, the Times wrote that the Trump administration has "dealt with key government posts with all the urgency of a summer barbecue."
Looking for possible explanations, the Times posits that Trump might be having a hard time finding candidates who want to work in his chaotic administration, but dismisses it, writing that U.S. attorney is a "highly coveted job under any president."
But one explanation the Times is tiring of is hearing about Trump's transition period.
"One familiar rationale — that Mr. Trump wasn't prepared because he never expected to win — may account for some of the delay, but it's an increasingly embarrassing excuse," the Times wrote.
"You don't run for president on a major-party ticket as a lark, and you don't pink-slip top federal prosecutors en masse without a long list of qualified candidates in your back pocket."
The simplest answers might be the most accurate, the Times wrote.
"Mr. Trump does not actually believe in or care about his campaign claim of 'lawless chaos' in our streets. And Mr. Trump is not a good manager — not of his businesses, certainly, and not of the vastly larger, more complex organization he now runs," the Times concludes.
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