Trump pushes back against reports of chaotic White House, touts accomplishments
The difficulties stem from the president’s attempt at “grand gestures” rather than policy details in his first days in office, said Kevin Kosar, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, a nonpartisan think tank that promotes free markets and limited government.
Still, he credited Mr. Trump with taking on the Washington establishment and attempting to remake the federal government.
“Certainly, he has been disruptive. He’s challenging some long-held assumptions and habits and practices,” Mr. Kosar said. “But anybody who has run a business of any size will be able to tell you that running a business well means paying attention to details and getting the small things right.”
He said that attention to detail, the type of management that enables Amazon to quickly and reliably deliver almost anything to your doorstep, has not been the hallmark of the Trump administration.
“It’s a steep learning curve,” Mr. Kosar said. “You come in with fresh ideas and, not surprisingly, they go over like lead balloons.”