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Trump Blasts Dems for Being 'Obstructionists' Over Confirmations

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By    |   Monday, 05 Jun 2017 10:47 AM

President Donald Trump tore into Democratic lawmakers on Monday, charging that they are taking way too long to approve his appointments.

Accusing them of being "obstructionists," the commander in chief raged in an early morning tweet:

The Washington Post and Partnership for Public Service report that Trump has officially nominated 63 people, with the Senate having confirmed 39 of those.

But he has yet to nominate people for 442 positions, with 15 awaiting formal nomination.

The McClatchy DC Bureau reports Trump has filled only five of the 53 top jobs at the Pentagon, which it calls "the slowest pace for nominations and confirmations in over half a century."

It says several high-profile picks have had to withdraw because of "business entanglements," with other possible picks being blacklisted for disagreeing with Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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