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Levin Blasts Trump Admin: Why Is There a Single Obama Holdover Anywhere Near the Oval Office?

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | October 12, 2017 | 2:34 PM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin (Flickr Photo/Gage Skidmore)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Wednesday, host Mark Levin blasted President Donald Trump and his administration for “irresponsibility” and “incompetence” for not issuing pink slips to Obama administration holdovers, asking, “Why is there a single Obama holdover anywhere near the oval office?”

“Who are these holdovers?” asked Mark Levin. “What is the president doing? Why is there a single Obama holdover anywhere near the Oval Office – as a matter of fact – anywhere in the Trump administration?”

Levin’s remarks came after it was announced that President Donald Trump would issue a statement on his decision regarding the certification or decertification of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal. As reported by the Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo, “holdovers from the Obama administration are working to stymie the effort” to decertify the Obama-era nuclear deal.

Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks from his show Wednesday:

“And yet, we’re starting to see signs of – and an all too often sign, by the way – that the president is buckling, as he buckled on DACA, as he buckled on moving the United States Embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, and now is he going to buckle on Iran?

“Well, we’ll find out. We’ll know soon enough.

“But according to Adam Kredo, who is a good reporter, looks like we may have a problem.

“I hope he’s wrong.

“‘The Trump administration will not commit to designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, Iran's elite fighting force, as terrorists, despite a congressional mandate to do so by the end of the month, according to multiple U.S. officials and other administration insiders who told the Washington Free Beacon that holdovers from the Obama administration are working to stymie the effort.’

“Who are these holdovers? What is the president doing? Why is there a single Obama holdover anywhere near the Oval Office – as a matter of fact – anywhere in the Trump administration?

“I can tell you as a matter of fact that when Ronald Reagan was elected president the first time pink notices went out to every single political appointee at the White House and every department and every agency, all over the country, all over the world, that they’re to turn in their resignation letters. They’re out!

“When the Bush administration came in – Bush 41, the vice president to Ronald Reagan – they gave us all pink slips, our Reagan appointees, and said, ‘You’re out.’

“The Trump administration comes in. Where are the pink slips? They’ve got Obama holdovers everywhere – everywhere.

“What the hell’s with that?

“That’s irresponsibility. That’s incompetence. That’s unacceptable.”


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