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WashPost: Trump Must Start Filling Key Posts in Administration

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By    |   Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 07:32 AM

The Washington Post, noting that hundreds of vital sub-Cabinet appointments have not been made, slammed President Donald Trump for not yet filling the key positions.

"In normal times, the State Department holds a daily briefing, like the White House, to respond to urgent developments around the globe. But there hasn't been one in weeks," the Post said in an editorial.

"Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is now on his first trip abroad, but no permanent deputy has been nominated.

"Hard-working government officials are holding down posts in an acting capacity. President Trump boasts of a 'fine-tuned machine,' but his government halls are more echo than beehive."

The Post reported of 549 key appointments, Trump has yet to name 515 of them. The positions are among the 1,200 total requiring Senate confirmation and about 4,100 overall that the administration must fill, according to the newspaper.

It also pointed out Trump forced out Barack Obama appointments overseas by Inauguration Day, "but the new administration has moved with far less speed to find replacements."

"The only three ambassadors nominated so far are to China, Israel and the United Kingdom," the newspaper editorial said. "Not a single assistant secretary of state has been named, much less confirmed."

The newspaper noted it "seems that the White House chaos is taking a toll."

"Mr. Trump's calling card to be an effective president was his business experience, that he built skyscrapers," the Post said. "If he is to succeed in building government, he ought to pay extra attention to the high vacancy rate in Trumpville."

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