President Trump is trying to dismantle the federal government. Since his election, Trump has been slow to pick officials to lead agencies and to create budgets that will provide resources for them, all in an effort to potentially sabotage and disassemble them, asserts Phillip Carter in Slate. The Trump team has so far neglected to provide leadership, legislative authorization, funding or staff that would allow federal agencies to function. Plus, adds Carter, the positions that Trump has filled are with people who are not experienced to lead the specific agencies.
President Trump is trying to improve the federal government. The fact that Trump's administration has yet to fill key positions in a number of federal agencies and departments may actually be to the benefit of America, writes Leonid Bershidsky in Bloomberg News, as it might signify that the country does not need so many US federal employees in order to function properly. President Trump's approach may result in minimizing bloated bureaucracy and boosting productivity. This ridding the government of waste will, in turn, boost the economy.