Trump Transition Team Hasn’t Reached Out To State, Defense Departments

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, speaks during a town hall with vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., Monday, July 25, 2016, in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Donald Trump’s transition team has not reached out to officials at the State Department or the Pentagon for briefings as the President-elect prepares to take office in January, according to officials from those agencies.

State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said on Tuesday that the department has not heard from Trump’s transition team, according to Al-Monitor reporter Laura Rozen.

Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told the Washington Examiner that the Defense Department has not heard from Trump’s team, either.

“As of this moment, there’s not been any contact from the president-elect’s transition team,” Davis said. “We stand ready to assist the president-elect’s transition team with a smooth and orderly transition in the interest of national security and for our country.”

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  1. Why would they reach out to a bunch of rank amateurs?

    Drumpf knows more than the generals. And Rudy is a one-man State Department.

    People are forgetting that Herr Coir Coif hires only the best people, with the best words. And he has a very good brain.

    Administration complete. (snaps fingers)

  2. This is what happens when you put a wombat in charge of flying an airliner. As Oliver said. “You are pretty fucking sure this is going to end badly.”

  3. Avatar for sjk sjk says:

    But you can bet he knows where the nearest KFC is!

  4. Ummm hellloooo…???
    President Pepe is a little busy right now draining the swamp and appointing his kids to key positions

  5. We don’t need no stinking badges!

    Asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” who he talks with consistently about foreign policy, Trump responded, “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things."
    "I know what I’m doing and I listen to a lot of people, I talk to a lot of people and at the appropriate time I’ll tell you who the people are," Trump said. “But my primary consultant is myself and I have a good instinct for this stuff."

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