Transition tugs Trump toward establishment fold

US President-elect Donald Trump walks onto a balcony at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 10, 2016Trump faces the daunting task of building a new administration essentially from scratch — a challenge even more severe for someone with zero political experience and who has alienated seasoned national security experts in his own party with his foreign policy rhetoric. The catch appears to be that Trump’s transition team is peppered with several members of the very establishment that he blasted repeatedly on the campaign trail as he pledged to “drain the swamp” in Washington. Several transition team members are Washington lobbyists.

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