For a long time, Americans have said they would rather elect successful businessmen than career politicians, because they would run government like a business and make it more efficient.
With Donald Trump, they finally got their wish. Trump is a world famous real estate developer and all-around entrepreneur, best known for his negotiation skills. Now Americans are finding out that Trump is indeed planning to run the government like a business —specifically, his business:
He will be retaining the executive management style he’s used all these years to the Oval Office. After all, it got him this far!
In his bestseller The Art of the Deal, Trump opened the book by noting:
“Most people are surprised by the way I work. I play it very loose … I try not to schedule too many meetings. I leave my door open … I prefer to come to work each day and just see what develops.”
Sure enough, that is a policy Trump is recreating in the White House.
According to the Conservative Tribune:
It should therefore come as no surprise that Trump has instituted a sort of “open-door policy” for the Oval Office, permitting more than a dozen of his aides and assistants to have virtually unfettered access to speak with him, according to Politico.
The number of individuals granted the informal “walk-in privileges,” as they’ve come to be known, is a significant change from prior administrations, in which the chief of staff and a select few highly trusted advisers worked as “gatekeepers” to limit access to the president.
The lack of an obvious chain of command and the open access to the Oval Office for various mid- and low-level staffers has some elites in the media and political establishment concerned that no single person or select group will be able to restrict the information flowing in and out of the White House.
Everything Trump does, no matter how mundane, is held up as proof that he is crazy and the White House is in “chaos.” This the latest example and won’t be the last. Surely there are other more important matters for the media to investigate than whether or not the president’s own aides have to make appointments to see him or can more or less walk right in to his office.
If Obama had instituted a similar “open door” policy, is there any doubt he would have been hailed as a “cool” modern boss, one all American CEOs should emulate? We would never hear the end of it.
Luckily, the Obama era is definitely over. It’s the age of Trump, and he’s doing it his way, nitpicking critics be damned.
Source: Conservative Tribune