Axelrod: Obama Transition Team Wasn’t Criticized Over Appointments Like Trump Is

David Axelrod, having personal experience working on a presidential transition team, spoke up in defense of Donald Trump‘s amid criticism over the pace of their announcements:

For the sake of context, CBS News pointed out in a report today that the only staff hire announced within the first two weeks of the 2008 transition was Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff. Obama also named only one Cabinet nominee in November 2008: Timothy Geithner.

That being said, there have been reports of internal “chaos” in Trump’s transition team and a report out today says no one from the transition team has reached out to the Pentagon or State Department yet.

However, a statement from the White House this afternoon says the Trump team is getting the ball rolling:

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