Trump repeatedly criticized the TPP and Nafta on the campaign trail, saying the U.S. manufacturing sector had been hollowed out by bad trade deals. Trump was scheduled to meet business executives and union leaders in two separate meetings on Monday, a day the White House cast as focused on trade and job creation.
The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program is behind schedule, hundreds of millions over budget, and incapable of conducting most of the basic missions it was intended to carry out.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was more blunt. The process is completely broken. If you want this to stop, somebody needs to get fired.
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team on Wednesday announced that it will require incoming officials to terminate their lobbying registrations, and agree not to lobby again for five years after leaving the administration.
"There's this kinda creepy theatre that happens where you have the CEO of Coca-Cola or IBM or whatever or GE up there with President Clinton and they're just bathing each other in love over how generous and wonderful they are and how much they care about the world and all these, like, earnest people applauding and thrilled."
"A lot of people woke up [on Wednesday] and went, 'Oh gosh. This is not a dream,' " said Jeff MacKinnon, a principal at Farragut Partners. "I don't think downtown was really prepared for it happening so quickly. It did catch people off guard."
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