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White House More Inept Than Previously Known

March 30, 2018

Words fail me.

An obscure White House office is struggling to place qualified people in key posts across government, documents and interviews show. At the same time, some of the office’s staffers have spotty records themselves. Among its leaders: a college dropout with arrests for drunken driving and a lance corporal in the Marine Corps reserves with arrests for assault and disorderly conduct.

The Presidential Personnel Office has struggled to keep pace with its enormous responsibilities, with only about 30 employees on hand, The Washington Post found. Six senior officials over age 35 went elsewhere in government just months after their arrival, documents and interviews show. Since the inauguration, most staffers in the office have been in their 20s, some with little professional experience apart from their work on Trump’s campaign, The Post found.

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