Trump Says Unfilled Cabinet Positions Are an Attempt to ‘Reduce the Size of Government’

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump responded to conservative commentator Laura Ingraham’s concern that he wasn’t filling positions quick enough in his administration.

Ingraham appeared on “Fox & Friends,” where she complained about the lack of staff in critical positions across Trump’s administration.

“I know they have a lot on their hands, but we have to have people in place,” Ingraham said.

She noted that the administration should explain itself and explicitly say if it were holding back from hiring people as part of a plan to shrink the size of government.

And that was exactly what Trump did on Twitter:

Trump tweeted directly at “Fox & Friends” and Ingraham that he wasn’t looking to fill some of the positions they discussed because he wanted to reduce the size of government.

Ingraham specifically mentioned the lack of staff in dealing with the crisis in North Korea, the humanitarian crisis created by Hurricane Harvey, and the workload in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Watch Ingraham’s appearance below, via Fox News.

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