Trump Just Rigged a Booby Trap to Cripple a Biden Administration
We begin with an alarming move by Trump which took place last week that went largely under the radar but will have devastating consequences for the country. Andrew Feinberg, a reporter covering the White House, Congress and the 2020 election for The Independent, joins us to discuss his latest article “Trump just quietly passed an executive order that could destroy a future Biden Administration.” We will discuss how Trump’s executive order is a declaration of war on the professional civil service giving him the authority to fill the government with his political cronies and grifters who pledge loyalty to him and not to America. The executive order released late Wednesday night gives Trump a free hand to fire experts like Dr. Fauci and other doctors, scientists, lawyers and economists, stripping away civil service protection from a broad swath of civil servants and allowing a lame-duck president to cripple his successor’s administration by planting unqualified Trump loyalists into the government who would be burrowed into the civil service for decades to come.
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