Outsiders selected by Trump aim to unnerve Washington

Topics Donald Trump

They are President-elect Donald J Trump’s disrupters. Seven men and one woman named by Trump to run vast government agencies share a common trait: once they are confirmed, their presence is meant to unnerve — and maybe even outright undermine — the bureaucracies they are about to lead.

Some of those chosen — 17 picks so far for federal agencies and five for the White House — are among the most radical selections in recent history. Other presidents’ nominees, even when controversial, were.

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