This Could Be A Problem

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This is something that should get a lot of attention. The Trump campaign is apparently having lots of trouble finding first tier people to fill scores of national security jobs.

Here’s a new piece from The Daily Beast saying this continues ..

Team Trump is struggling to fill numerous key slots or even attract many candidates because hundreds have either sworn they’d never work in a Trump administration or have directly turned down requests to join, multiple current and former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the transition efforts told The Daily Beast

As the DB suggests, this isn’t terribly surprising since numerous Republican national security experts have already signed public letters saying they would never serve a President Trump.

On the one hand, it is gratifying and honorable to say these things. And I certainly understand people not wanting to compromise themselves. You may feel a certain sense of “Sucks to be them” when seeing they’re having difficulty on this front.

But it’s important to remember: someone will fill those positions. If they can’t get trained people they’ll get the kind of fringe people who Trump had in his orbit during the campaign. That won’t be a good thing. No option here is going to be a good thing. But that will be an especially bad thing.

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