Donald Trump is a day away from swearing into his presidency and he’s having trouble finding people who would actually work for his administration. Trump has gotten so desperate to find people that he has asked over 50 top Obama administration officials to stay and work for him.
With a man who says he hires the best people, he hasn’t really proved that. His cabinet is made up of unexperienced and unqualified people. And to make matters worse, of the 690 administration posts that require Senate confirmation, only 29 have been named, and not all 29 have been confirmed.
Among the people he’s planning to keep are key national security officials, including Brett McGurk, special envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Other big names who were asked to stay in their jobs are Treasury sanctions overseer Adam Szubin, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon, National Counterterrorism Center head Nick Rasmussen and Dabney Kern, the director of the White House Military Office, according to the Hill.
“What we’ve ensured is that, for the time being, we’ve got a team in place that will continue to advise him and make sure that the country remains safe and that our priorities will be carried out,” said Sean Spicer.
But, these people wont be by Trump’s side for long. As soon as they can find replacements they plan on leaving.
A Treasury Department spokesperson said Szubin would “serve as acting secretary of the Treasury until a new secretary is confirmed and in place.”
“At that point, Mr. Szubin will leave government service to pursue other endeavors,” the spokesperson said.