President-elect Donald Trump is soliciting applications for administration positions as part of a new transition website that aims to streamline the process of naming 4,000 political appointees.
The site — GreatAgain.gov — reveals the preparations that took place ahead of Tuesday’s election by Trump’s presidential transition team. It invites users not only to submit job applications but “share ideas” with Trump and his Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
“Service in the Trump-Pence Administration will be service to our nation and thus a high honor, which demands both sacrifice and dedication,” the site states.
“There are many factors to consider: the time commitment is significant and the pace is fast [and] appointments and jobs of the Trump-Pence Administration are demanding, and the application process is rigorous. President Elect Trump appreciates your interest and willingness to serve.”
The team also launched a Twitter feed — @transition2017 — which had 14,800 followers as of Thursday morning.
Directions for the online application indicate Trump’s team will to some degree examine applicants’ conflicts of interest as part of a “personal data statement.” Trump himself will enter the presidency with unprecedented corporate and foreign entanglements.
“You will be asked about possible conflicts of interest deriving from your sources of income; all aspects of your personal and professional life, including organization which you belong or once belonged; speeches you may have given and books, articles and editorials you may have written; legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings to which you may have been a party; in short, anything that might embarrass the President or you if he should choose you for a position in his administration,” the site states.
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