As we have all been hearing, the State Department’s Inspector General has reported various violations by Hilary Clinton, while working as Secretary of State. The major violations involve the use of her own private server, located outside the government’s range for monitoring. She not only jeopardized national security but the trust of the American public. President Obama claims he was unaware of the violations, which is unreasonable.
All this rhetoric has pushed Donald Trump’s brand popularity sky high, as he claims he will put an end to the secrecy of the long term government bureaucracy. His reputation as a business leader bodes well for success. It is reported that managers and employees within each of the government agencies, including the State Department sometimes refuse to cooperate with investigations into the activities of their offices. In short, this history of behavior has turned most Americans against the federal government, due to lack of trust and honesty.
That is why, many supporters are saying that if there is a Trump Presidency, that within the first year in office, Trump will be very busy cleaning up the bureaucratic mess that now exists. His reputation as a tough,” get things done” leader is his key personality trait people like. The responsibility of the Inspectors General under Trump, should include not only reporting on possible wrong doing, but being able to take action against the wrong-doer. The new administration should also enact new practices that would come down hard on any employee who tried to block investigations or refused to cooperate with them.
Trump’s reputation review will depend on making sure that those he appoints to various positions within his administration will be held accountable for their actions or in-actions. His reputation should serve him well – maybe he won’t even need an online reputation management company like reputation.com to save him. Corruption within the government needs to be removed and replaced with people the American public can trust.