Will the government still work on Jan. 21?
Trump’s scorched-earth approach may have dire consequences.
There is a certain pettiness to all of this.
As reported by the Times foreign ambassadors scheduled to leave at the start of a new administration are often extended for a few months to allow their children to finish school.
Or take the case of Charles Brotman – the 89-year-old who has served as the official announcer for every inauguration parade since Dwight Eisenhower’s in 1957.
Brotman was fired last week by email – after 11 inaugurations and 60 years- replaced by a local freelancer and Trump supporter who volunteered on the campaign.It is perhaps a small move outside the very small world of inauguration fanatics – but telling.The animating drive of Trump’s campaign was always revenge – against Obama for telling jokes at his expense at a White House Correspondent’s Dinner – against “elites” who push political correctness – against all the wealthy New Yorkers who have always looked down their noses at the flashy loudmouth from Queens whom the nation has now seen fit to elect as president.(cont..)