Shadow Government

Shadow Government: Podcast Edition

Will Trump broaden his inner circle to include his own top brass, or continue to trust only a select few?

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30:  U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd R) delivers remarks at the beginning of a meeting with (L-R) Jennifer Korn, Taylor Gourment co-owner Casey Patten, El Sombrero Mexican Bistro owner Irma Aguirre, Joy Weatherup-Anthis of JWA Construction Managment and other small business people in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Trump said he will announce his 'unbelievably highly respected' pick to replace the late Supreme Court Antonin Scalia on Tuesday evening.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd R) delivers remarks at the beginning of a meeting with (L-R) Jennifer Korn, Taylor Gourment co-owner Casey Patten, El Sombrero Mexican Bistro owner Irma Aguirre, Joy Weatherup-Anthis of JWA Construction Managment and other small business people in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Trump said he will announce his 'unbelievably highly respected' pick to replace the late Supreme Court Antonin Scalia on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A week into Donald Trump’s presidency, and a week into their tenure as ringleaders of the newly relaunched Shadow Government, Barack Obama administration alums Julie Smith, Derek Chollet, Colin Kahl joined Foreign Policy‘s David Rothkopf on an episode of The E.R. podcast for a wide-ranging discussion of Trump’s chaotic transition, including his early mistteps, executive orders, the death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and relations with Mexico. Will Trump broaden his inner circle to include his own top brass, or continue to trust only a select few?

For those new to either or both: The E.R. is FP‘s podcast featuring roundtable discussions on recent events, and Shadow Government is a blog by foreign policy officials who served in the Obama administration.

Photo credit: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/Getty Images

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