Trump delivering on promise to shrink the bureaucracy
President Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to cheering supporters from his motorcade heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate. Photo: Greg Lovett / Palm Beach Post via AP
"Trump has made a significant down payment on his campaign pledge to shrink the federal bureaucracy," the WashPost reports in its lead story:
"By the end of September, all Cabinet departments except Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Interior had fewer permanent staff than when Trump took office in January — with most shedding many hundreds of employees, according to an analysis of federal personnel data by The Washington Post."