During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he bragged tirelessly about how he would only hire the “best people” to run the country. Now a year and a few months into his presidency, even Trump’s biggest supporters know that Trump was lying through his teeth as America helplessly watches the Trump administration destroy the country.
While the many f*ck-ups of Trump’s team frequently happen in the public eye or are televised for all to see, what goes on behind the scenes is even more concerning. Not only is Trump faced with tons of vacant positions that no one wants to fill, but the people who are working for him are slacking off in a way we’ve never seen before. A new report by the Washington Post stated that Trump’s Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) has pretty much turned into a frat house! The Post wrote:
“[The PPO] was launched with far fewer people than in prior administrations. It has served as a refuge for young campaign workers, a stopover for senior officials on their way to other posts and a source of jobs for friends and family…One senior staffer has had four relatives receive appointments through the office.”
If that doesn’t already sound bad, wait until you hear this — two senior officials have “spotty records.” One official is “a college dropout with arrests for drunken driving and bad checks” and the other has “arrests for assault, disorderly conduct, fleeing an officer and underage drinking” on his record. What was that about hiring the “best people?” And it gets even worse:
“PPO leaders hosted happy hours last year in their offices that included beer, wine and snacks for dozens of PPO employees and White House liaisons who work in federal agencies, White House officials confirmed. In January, they played a drinking game in the office called “Icing” to celebrate the deputy director’s 30th birthday. Icing involves hiding a bottle of Smirnoff Ice, a flavored malt liquor, and demanding that the person who discovers it, in this case the deputy director, guzzle it.”
You read that right. The PPO officials were playing drinking games while on the job. We wish this was the only recent incident that has been exposed, but it’s not — this is a widespread issue. Also recently, Trump’s EPA Chief was literally busted sleeping on the job. Clearly, Trump’s team is more than happy to join him in barely doing any work.
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