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Report: Trump wants to make it easier to fire government workers

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The Donald Trump campaign is drawing up a list of federal government employees appointed by President Obama to fire if he wins the election, Reuters reports.

{mosads}He will also ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers.

“As you know from his other career, Donald likes to fire people,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told donors at a closed-door meeting at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, according to the news service.

Christie, who also leads Trump’s White House transition team, said he fears Obama may convert his appointees to civil servants, who would be harder to remove, Reuters reported. 

 “It’s called burrowing,” Christie said. “You take them from the political appointee side into the civil service side in order to try to set up … roadblocks for your successor, kind of like when all the [Bill] Clinton people took all the Ws off the keyboard when George Bush was coming into the White House. 

“One of the things I have suggested to Donald is that we have to immediately ask the Republican Congress to change the civil service laws. Because if they do, it will make it a lot easier to fire those people,” Christie said.

Christie called firing civil servants “cumbersome” and “time-consuming.” 

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