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Chapter : Trump Administration Officials Comment on Personnel Changes : February 14, February 28, April 7, July 12, September 18, and October 17, 2019

Trump Administration Officials Comment on Personnel Changes : February 14, February 28, April 7, July 12, September 18, and October 17, 2019

Trump Administration Officials Comment on Personnel Changes
Linda Grimm

The number of leadership and personnel changes in U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration have attracted significant attention since the beginning of his first year in office, particularly changes that involved personal or professional scandals. High-level confirmations and departures continued throughout 2019, with some analyses indicating Trump’s administration had more turnover than any other recent president. The ongoing churn and widespread vacancies raised questions about the effectiveness and quality of the administration’s policymaking efforts and prompted some federal employees to express their frustrations.

Cabinet-Level Confirmations and Departures

The Trump administration celebrated two cabinet-level confirmations ...

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