The Trump transition tizzy

Published 10:29 am Friday, November 18, 2016

The liberal media has been in a frenzy all week.

It thinks Donald Trump and his transition team are taking too long to announce his cabinet picks and other appointees.

Let me check my calendar.

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Yep. It’s been less than ten days since Trump shocked the world — and sickened the liberal media — by humiliating Hillary Clinton.

And already the media are working as hard as they can to make Trump look like he doesn’t know what he’s doing — before he doesn’t even do anything.

I understand the liberal media’s pain. I understand they feel like their lives have been ruined for at least the next four years.

I remember having similar thoughts in 2012, 2008, 1996, 1992 and 1976.

But come on, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, etc., etc. Bill Clinton took his time picking his people. So did Bush II. So did my father. It’s part of the process.

So let’s back off a little and give Trump a little slack. He’s got to drain a pretty big cesspool in Washington. He has 4,000 positions to fill.

It’s been obvious for a long time he was not just going to make some phone calls and hire 3,993 Bush II administration alumni who’ve been making their livings as lobbyists for the last eight years.

The tizzy over Trump’s supposedly slow transition process is just another step in the liberal media’s agenda — which is “Dump on Trump.”

First they were cutting their wrists over his election win. Now it’s his appointments. Wait till they see his Supreme Court picks.

For the next four years, when it comes to President Trump, the liberal media are going to accentuate the negative, not the positive.

As much as I wasn’t a supporter of Donald Trump in the primaries, I said after the convention that I wasn’t going to allow him to lose because I didn’t show up to vote for him.

The fact is, I showed up and so did almost 70 million Americans.

My hat’s off to Trump.

He’s the president-elect. We Reagans support him. We had our time in the sun and now it’s time for Trump supporters to have theirs.

Godspeed, President Donald. Whatever I can do to help, I’m there. No cabinet post would disappoint me.

I hope he puts the right people around him. He’s done pretty well choosing people in the business world.

And let’s face it. We conservatives and others have been saying for a long time we needed a businessman in White House.

Last I looked, we were still $20 trillion in debt. Maybe President Trump can do something about that.

I’ll bet he’ll surprise us. Everyday I get more and more respect for him. He stands his ground.

Whether you agree with his positions or not, he stands his ground.

The great thing about my dad was that he knew what he believed and knew why he believed it.

I’m starting to feel that Trump knows what he believes, too, and he knows why he believes it, come hell or high water.

Meanwhile, I have a tip for our impatient media.

I’m not a journalist. But if I were, instead of doing dumb stories about why President-elect Trump is taking so long to make his picks, I’d start checking out the list of potential Supreme Court nominees he gave us.


Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant and author. Send comments to