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GovExec Daily: Bureaucrat-Bashing at the Highest Levels of Government

With President Trump aiming his words increasingly at federal employees, Tom Shoop explains why we're reaching a dangerous new low.

While many presidents have decried the size of government, President Donald Trump's administration has criticized the federal workforce – and individual public servants – more than anyone. From his tweets to accusations of politicization of the workforce to his spokespeople speaking of a "purge" of "disloyal" feds, the administration has been unprecedented in the way it talks about civil servants.

Tom Shoop joined GovExec Daily to talk about his post on the subject and the three years of the Trump administration's public statements about federal employees.

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