Trump's "A Team" Turnover

How much turnover has there been on Trump’s “ A-Team” also known as the Executive Office of the President?

The chart and table reflect turnover among the most influential positions within the executive office of the president.

The chart and table reflect turnover among the most influential positions within the executive office of the president.

To provide the President with the support needed to govern effectively, the Executive Office of the President (EOP) was created in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The EOP has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President’s message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad. Overseen by the White House Chief of Staff, the EOP has traditionally been home to many of the President’s closest advisors.

  1. How amazingly accurate was your prediction?

  2. How does turnover in Trump’s Executive Office of the President (EOP) compare to that of recent presidents?

  3. Why do you think that is?

  4. What is one consequence of so much turnover at the top of Trump’s organization?

  5. What exactly is the Executive Office of the President??

  6. Is there anything setting up or laying out the powers of the executive office of the President in the U.S. Constitution?

  7. Is there anything setting up or laying out the powers of the cabinet in the U.S. Constitution?

  8. What are the different offices within the Executive Office of the President?

  9. Compare the EOP and the Cabinet in terms of their confirmation process and duties?

  10. What has the turnover rate been like for the Trump cabinet?*

  11. In Federalist No. 70, Alexander Freaking Hamilton writes about the executive freaking branch. Hamilton writes that, “A feeble Executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever it may be in theory, must be, in practice, a bad government.” What do you think Hamilton would say about whether the Constitution would allow an Executive Office of the President?

  12. Considering Hamilton’s Federalist No. 70, and the high level of turnover in the Trump Executive Office of the President and Cabinet. Make a claim about whether Hamilton would consider the Trump administration enfeebled.

  13. Do the members of the EOP and the Cabinet get paid during a shutdown?

  14. My wife owns a bakery. She likes turnovers!* Do you personally think turnover in the federal government is a good thing?

Visual Extension*

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Overseen by the White House Chief of Staff, the EOP has traditionally been home to many of the President’s closest advisors.

The following entities exist within the Executive Office of the President:

Learning Extension

You can find out the salary of every member of the Executive Office of the President - such as John Bolton - right here in the 2018 Report!

Action Extension

Contact any member of the Executive Office of the President and ask them what they think about the high level of turnover in the Trump Administration.

EOP Salary Extension

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