It’s hard to blame Joe Biden for wanting a clean slate, but the spectre of Trump isn’t going away soon

Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer have both been asked to step down or be sacked. The response has been typical, writes Chris Stevenson

Friday 10 September 2021 00:00
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<p>President Joe Biden has asked 11 Trump appointees to boards advising military service to step down – or be sacked</p>

President Joe Biden has asked 11 Trump appointees to boards advising military service to step down – or be sacked

Another day, another spat between Joe Biden’s White House and former members of the Donald Trump administration.

Eleven Trump appointees to boards advising military service have been asked to step down – or be sacked. Among those sent letters to that effect were Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

The current White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, said: “The president’s objective ... is to ensure you have nominees and people serving on these boards who are qualified to serve on them and who are aligned with your values. And so yes, that was an ask that was made.”

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