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Trump Trims Obama’s Bloated NSC Staff

Barack Obama doubled George W. Bush’s national security council staff. President Trump is paring it back, I suppose to make it leaner and more efficient — and to grow loyalty.

According to the Washington Examiner:

President Trump is making good on his promises to “drain the swamp” and cut Obama-era holdovers from his staffs, especially the critical and recently controversial National Security Council.

Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama, who had fattened the staff to 200.

Many were loaners from other agencies and have been sent back. Others left government work.

Last week, one key official who testified against Trump at a House hearing on the Ukraine affair that led to impeachment was sent packing. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was returned to the Pentagon. His twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, was also given the boot. 

4 thoughts on “Trump Trims Obama’s Bloated NSC Staff”

  1. This kind of action from MrTrump is one of the reasons the ‘swamp’ acted in such hysterical ways.
    The constant attacks and false claims were meant to keep him from removing anyone from any agency that his opponents felt were necessary for the advancement of their agenda.
    Now. He’s set free and on his way to a lame-duck 4 years where he will do exactly what they fear, and they’re to blame.

    MrTrump, private citizen, was known to work with people , even those he didn’t like or trust so that the job or project could be completed. The anti-Trumpers never gave him a chance to show who he was and never wanted to give him an inch.
    It’s all his to do what he wants.

    1. I agree. Obama planted his “people” deep within the staffing of the White House. He hoped, no doubt, that at least some of them would continue implementing his goal of destroying the United States by sabotaging everything the Trump Administration was trying to accomplish. It didn’t work out that way for them. Trump sniffed them out and got rid of them.

  2. Now if Pres Trump would only trim/cut the Hundreds of useless US Navy Admirals we have… more Admirals than warships makes NO sense.
    Most of todays Admirals are useless executive paper pushers who have weakened todays once proud fighting Navy.
    (being a USN Vet I can call them out…)

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