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NY Times: Trump More Worried About Crowd Size Than 'Immense Job'

NY Times: Trump More Worried About Crowd Size Than 'Immense Job'

President Donald Trump (Ron Sachs/Pool via Bloomberg via Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 23 January 2017 12:10 PM EST

President Donald Trump should focus less on the size of his inauguration crowd and more on "the immense job at hand," according to The New York Times.

Last week, Vice President Mike Pence said that his and Trump's "job is to be ready on Day 1," and adding that "the American people can be confident that we will be."

"The American people have little cause for such confidence," the Times editorial board writes. "Given that President Trump thinks, as he said in his inaugural speech, that the country is in desperate straits, it's peculiar that he didn't assemble a crack team in record time. Instead, he assumed office on Friday with the most incomplete team in recent history. Since then he's seemed to focus more on his inaugural crowd size than on the immense job at hand."

Trump must fill roughly 4,000 positions in his administration, but he's lagging behind where he ought to be according to the Partnership for Public Service.

"The top 100 leadership positions, including the Cabinet secretaries, should be filled soon after the inauguration. Another 300 critical positions throughout federal agencies should be filled by the congressional recess in August, roughly 200 days into the new administration."

"Mr. Trump is not even in the ballpark," the Times editorial board writes. "There are no nominees for three-quarters of the top 100 jobs. His White House staff, some 30 of whom were sworn in on Sunday, is light on governing experience. Yet many of those, like the former 'Apprentice' and 'Celebrity Apprentice' contestant Omarosa Manigault, the assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, carry the titles that rank highest."

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