Trump’s team struggles with new ‘insider’ status (misleading title)
Boston Globe ^ | December 24, 2016 | Annie Linskey
Posted on 12/24/2016 3:59:18 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Trump’s team struggles with new ‘insider’ status
Annie Linskey Globe Staff December 24, 2016
WASHINGTON — When Donald Trump ran for president, most of the Republican Party’s biggest donors sat out, believing he couldn’t win or troubled by what he was saying on the campaign trail. Or both.
Now that he’s won there’s a new opportunity for those donors to make up for that lost time: It’s called the inauguration.
These quadrennial festivities are always a time for donors to curry favor by giving lavishly, particularly when a new president is being feted. President Obama’s second inaugural essentially allowed unfettered giving, after a $50,000 per person limit in his first. President George W. Bush’s inaugural also accepted sizable checks from supporters.
But this time the dynamic is magnified because Trump had so little support from the major players in his party during the primaries and even after he secured the nomination and rolled to an improbable victory. And many on Trump’s forming White House staff come from the political periphery — if they have political experience at all — meaning most Washington power players don’t have the kinds of connections to the Trump world that they would have had if Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton won.
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The title is misleading. I see no mention of them facing backlash of any kind. The article is mainly about the belated scramble by insiders to mend the fence. Trump can use it to have tight grip over them and make them do his bidding.
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