President-elect Donald Trump calls out to the media as he and Betsy DeVos pose for photographs at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Remember When The Mainstream Media Seized on This Talking Point?

“Trump transition claims another victim,” reported Tina Nguyen at Vanity Fair on November 17th.

“Inside Donald Trump’s chaotic transition,” Zeke Miller’s headline read at Time on the same day.

“Donald Trump’s transition: Five reasons why chaos reigns on the top floor of Trump Tower” was the Independent’s headline the day before that.

The Guardian reported, “Trump transition team in disarray after top adviser ‘purged'”

It all started on November 15th as MSNBC reported “Trump transition team chaos”. The Chicago Sun-Times editorial that day headlined “With transition in chaos, McCain warns Trump on Russia”.

As I told you on November 16th, those stories were spun up by Washington lobbyists suddenly marginalized in the transition as Mike Pence took over.

We are now two weeks removed from the “chaos” stories and not even into December and what do we have? We have an Attorney General and secretaries for Commerce, HHS, Education, Transportation, and Treasury. All are ahead of Barack Obama’s first major pick or, for that matter, the major picks of other incoming administrations.

There was never chaos. There were disgruntled lobbyist spinmeisters and reporters eager to help spread the news and perception of chaos reigning within Team Trump. The media seems inclined to report any story that confirms their biases against Trump without any evidence.

The transition is not chaotic, but actually ahead of schedule.

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