Presidential transition work has already begun
In the News
July 31, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, their parties’ nominations secured, are now out on the campaign trail boasting that they are well-equipped and highly prepared to step into the Oval Office next January 20 and run the country boldly and successfully.
But are they? Probably not.
Despite Clinton’s four decades of service in government and politics at the highest levels, and Trump’s extensive vitae as a business mogul and mega-dealmaker, the winner is going to need all the help he or she can get to be ready to govern on Day One.
Staffs have to be recruited, vetted and appointed. Cabinet secretaries have to be chosen and confirmed. A gigantic federal budget has to be submitted to Congress one month after inauguration. The candidates and their top aides have to receive top-secret security and intelligence briefings. The list goes on.
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