Trump is the only one who knows who the finalists are!!!

Trump has been puking out crazed tweets again.

Jeremy Duns observed that that one sounds as if he thinks it’s a game show.

That’s the next president, taking to Twitter to – again – abuse the New York Times in his familiar dishonest bullying way. The next president.

Will he still be calling Senator Warren “Pocahontas”?

Outraged vanity on display. What could possibly go wrong?

The Washington Post reports on this unseemly display of childish temper.

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to push back against news coverage describing a chaotic transition to power, saying the process of selecting Cabinet secretaries and working with the Obama administration “is going so smoothly.’’

Trump took particular aim at a favorite target, the New York Times, which reported Wednesday that the transition has been marked by firings and infighting, and that U.S. allies were having trouble reaching Trump at New York’s Trump Tower as he plans his government.

It’s so reassuring to see how level-headed and reasonable he is. Of course a president-elect has nothing more urgent to do than snipe at the New York Times on Twitter. I wish he’d post a few selfies to decorate his thoughtful tweets.

As turbulence within the team grew, some key members of Trump’s party began to question his views and the remaining candidates for top positions. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Trump’s efforts to work more closely with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin amounted to “complicity in [the] butchery of the Syrian people” and “an unacceptable price for a great nation.”

Yes yes yes but he and Mr Putin get along so well. Leave them alone.

As he had during the campaign, Trump appeared to be increasingly uncomfortable with outsiders and suspicious of those considered part of what one insider called the ­“bicoastal elite,” who are perceived as trying to “insinuate” themselves into positions of power.

In other words anyone at all qualified and experienced. Trump’s presidency will be incompetent or it will be bullshit.

Those in the inner circle reportedly were winnowed to loyalists who had stuck with Trump throughout the campaign and helped devise his winning strategy. They include Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), former Breitbart News head Stephen K. Bannon, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, and members of Trump’s family, including son-in-law Jared Kushner.

“This is a very insular, pretty closely held circle of people,” said Philip D. Zelikow, a former director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and a senior figure in the George W. Bush transition. “Confusion is the norm” for transitions, he said, “but there are some unusual features here, because they’re trying to make some statements.”

“They feel like their election was a lot of the American people wanting to throw a brick through a window,” Zelikow said. “They want to make appointments that make it sound like glass is being broken.”

Yeah great. Let’s throw a big brick through that window, aka the country and to a considerable extent the world. Let’s put movie stars and game show hosts and reality tv “personalities” in all the government jobs, and then stand back and see what happens. Crash crash tinkle.

Increasingly, among the shards are more mainline Republicans in the national security field. In an angry Twitter post Tuesday, Eliot A. Cohen, a leading voice of opposition to Trump during the campaign who had advised those interested in administration jobs to take them, abruptly changed his mind, saying the transition “will be ugly.”

After responding to a transition insider seeking names of possible appointees, Cohen said, he received what he described as an “unhinged” email from the same person saying “YOU LOST” and accusing Trump critics of trying to infiltrate the administration’s ranks.

“It became clear to me that they view jobs as lollipops, things you give out to good boys and girls, instead of the sense that actually what you’re trying to do is recruit the best possible talent to fill the most important, demanding, ­lowest-paying executive jobs in the world,” Cohen said.

That’s not at all terrifying…

The two people whose names are mentioned most often for [Secretary of State] — former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and John R. Bolton, an undersecretary of state and one-year ambassador to the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration — are Trump loyalists. But both could be problematic, even among Republicans who would have to confirm them.

Giuliani, thought to be an early choice for attorney general, was said by a person close to the transition team to have personally appealed to Trump for the diplomatic job. He has virtually no diplomatic experience or knowledge of the State Department bureaucracy.

Bolton, a national security hawk who got his U.N. job through a recess appointment after the Senate refused to confirm him, was a leading advocate for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, contradicting Trump’s campaign position opposing it.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that Bolton would be a “disaster” and that he would actively oppose his nomination.

And so on. The clown car continues to plunge down the cliff, taking us all with it.

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