Trump Cabinet Delays Longest Since George Washington
President Donald Trump saw the eighth and ninth members of his Cabinet confirmed by the Senate Monday night, which leaves six remaining. More than three weeks after he took office, Trump now has at least half of his cabinet confirmed — the longest delay to reach that point in history.
The Daily Signal breaks down the numbers and finds that George Washington, the nation's first president, was the last commander-in-chief to have such a long wait to have a full Cabinet in place.
Washington, The Daily Signal notes, was inaugurated on April 30, 1789 but did not have a full cabinet until sometime in September of that year — which was understandable, given that the government was brand new.
The last president to have fewer than 10 cabinet nominees in place at this point in their first term was Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953, who also had nine. Every president after him, from John F. Kennedy all the way to Barack Obama, had 10 or more cabinet nominees confirmed and sworn in.