Apr 4, 2017 - Politics & Policy

An inside look at the chaotic Trump transition

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The Washington Post has an inside look at a Trump transition that "went off the rails almost immediately after the election," according to one source. The highlights:

  • President Trump reportedly believed it was bad karma to plan his presidency before winning the election, causing him to become divorced from most of the earliest transition planning.
  • The transition team helmed by Chris Christie created binders of detailed materials with hour-by-hour schedules for President Trump's transition and legislative plans for the earliest days of his fledgling presidency.
  • The nuts-and-bolts transition in Washington was largely disconnected from the Trump Tower power center, which was only compounded when Christie was forced from his role in an alleged Jared Kushner power-play.
  • The original transition document called for Obamacare to be repealed by day 36 of the administration.
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