Republicans worried with conflicting messages from Trump team

Republican leaders are reportedly concerned with conflicting messages coming from the Trump administration.
By Josh Curlee | Apr 20, 2017
Republican leaders are reportedly concerned with conflicting messages coming from the Trump administration.

Many Americans have admitted concern with the seemingly unorganized and chaotic Trump White House. The war in Syria isone example of conflicting messages. U.S. Secretary of State has said publicly that the number one goal of the U.S. in the country is to defeat ISIS. U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, has said that there is no resolution to the war as long as President Assad in power.

"Public diplomacy is a huge tool, presenting a united front, presenting a shared vision of how you approach global affairs everything from the use of military force to sanctions," said Jennifer Psaki, formerWhite House communications director and Department spokeswoman under President Barack Obama. "When you have officials stating conflicting viewpoints, you're sending a confusing message not just to people in this country and to Congress, but confusing and conflicting messages to partners and allies around the world."

Many political pundits believe that the conflict is a matter of President Trump not having filled hundreds of mid-level positions in Cabinet agencies. Many of these positions are in the U.S. State Department and Pentagon.

"Part of it reflects the fact that these departments are not staffed, and they're not operating at capacity or at speed," said Stephen J. Hadley, who served as President George W. Bush's national security adviser. "These Cabinet secretaries are kind of home alone, working with people that they really don't know. They don't have their own people in place, their policies in place, or processes in place yet."

 

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