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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 02:20 AM

The White House office tackling the opioid epidemic is run by a 24-year-old with a penchant for...

...embellishing his resume. This story is unreal.

Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office



In May 2016, Taylor Weyeneth was an undergraduate at St. John’s University in New York, a legal studies student and fraternity member who organized a golf tournament and other events to raise money for veterans and their families.

Less than a year later, at 23, Weyeneth, was a political appointee and rising star at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the White House office responsible for coordinating the federal government’s multibillion dollar anti-drug initiatives and supporting President Trump’s efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. Weyeneth would soon become deputy chief of staff.

His brief biography offers few clues that he would so quickly assume a leading role in the drug policy office, a job recently occupied by a lawyer and a veteran government official. Weyeneth’s only professional experience after college and before becoming an appointee was working on Trump’s presidential campaign.

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Weyeneth attended St. John’s University in Queens, according to his résumés. He joined a fraternity, worked part time in various jobs and volunteered at the Passionist Monastery in Queens. He enrolled in a master’s program at Fordham University in the Bronx.

All three résumés say “MA Political Science” at Fordham’s Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy. The first résumé he submitted to the government provides no dates for his graduate studies, and the other two say he did his course work from 2016 to June 2017.

Fordham University spokesman Bob Howe told The Post that “a student named Taylor Weyeneth is enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham, in a Master’s program for electoral and campaign management. He has not completed his degree yet.”

In the first résumé, Weyeneth said he volunteered for more than 275 hours at the monastery between 2012 and 2016. The second résumé he submitted to the government said it was more than 150 hours. The résumé provided by the White House does not mention volunteer work at the monastery.

Two monastery rectors, one current and one former, contacted by The Post did not dispute that Weyeneth volunteered there but said they had no memory of him and no paperwork related to his volunteer work.

The administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity acknowledged that the first résumé contained errors. He said in later résumés Weyeneth included dates referring to a master’s degree as projections of when he expected to receive it.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/meet-the-24-year-old-trump-campaign-worker-appointed-to-help-lead-the-governments-drug-policy-office/2018/01/13/abdada34-f64e-11e7-91af-31ac729add94_story.html

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Reply The White House office tackling the opioid epidemic is run by a 24-year-old with a penchant for... (Original post)
tenderfoot Jan 2018 OP
pbmus Jan 2018 #1
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #2
Turbineguy Jan 2018 #3
Initech Jan 2018 #5
malaise Jan 2018 #10
Initech Jan 2018 #4
jmowreader Jan 2018 #6
politicaljunkie41910 Jan 2018 #7
Willie Pep Jan 2018 #8
Clarity2 Jan 2018 #13
dalton99a Jan 2018 #9
enough Jan 2018 #11
IluvPitties Jan 2018 #12
Clarity2 Jan 2018 #14

Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 02:32 AM

1. Kakistrophic klusterf...

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 02:43 AM

2. Is he another stable genius?

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 02:56 AM

3. That's the whole point of the Tea Party

To get the Government to destroy itself.

Infiltrate incompetents, they get the good people to quit. Government falls apart.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 02:59 AM

5. It's a virus and it has infiltrated the system.

We need a seriously heavy dose of chemo to kill it before it destroys everything in sight.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 07:55 AM

10. I disagree

The whole point is to loot government and enrich themselves. This is a kakistocracy.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 02:58 AM

4. It just keeps getting worse and worse!

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 03:09 AM

6. This is in line with most of Trump's appointees

The second paragraph of the Army's Noncommissioned Officers Creed starts with, "Competence is my watchword."

No one on Trump's staff was ever a noncommissioned officer.

Donald Trump hates the government. We all know that. His intent seems to be to tear it down - not so he can "rebuild it in his own image," whatever the hell that means, but to get rid of it. And appointing people who have absolutely no clue what they're doing to run the various agencies of the federal government is his modus operandi.

The sick part is, he has people in his Cabinet who know EXACTLY how to run those agencies - certainly not in a way any of us would like, but they're there. They're just not running any of the agencies they should be. With three exceptions, bankster Steven Mnuchin at Treasury, Marine general Jim Mattis at Defense and large-animal vet Sonny Perdue at Agriculture, none of these people had any clue as to what they were supposed to be doing before they showed up.

And that brings us to Taylor Weyeneth, whose only experience with drugs is doing them.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 03:33 AM

7. As a college graduate, he'd be lucky to be starting off as a GS-7. By all accounts on his "resume",

he hasn't completed his Master's Degree and he has no professional working experience beyond the Trump campaign so he doesn't get any credit for that. Also, he could be fired as federal employee if he falsified his Resume claiming to have an advanced degree if he didn't. Also, as a federal employee, he will have to have to undergo an extensive background investigation, and if he's found to have lied on his resume, claiming to have an advanced degree when he didn't, that could be grounds for denying him the security clearance that he needs to perform his job, and also be grounds for dismissal.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:34 AM

8. Pretty typical for the Republicans.

I remember stories from the Bush years about young people getting big jobs right out of college in the Iraq reconstruction administration. They were mostly College Republicans with prominent ties to Republican politicians and other powerful people. I recall someone writing that their only qualifications were organizing keggers.

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Response to Willie Pep (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 10:23 AM

13. And remember

all the millions that were unaccountable for during the reconstruction of Iraq? Nobody ever did find out where it went.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 07:51 AM

9. Unqualified liars make the best hires in Trumpworld

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 09:24 AM

11. That entire article is a must-read. Incredible window into the way the government is

being run and run down in the Trump regime.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 10:19 AM

12. Probably the kid is an acquaintance of Miller or another alt righter.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 10:28 AM

14. Theyre all corrupt

Stepdad secretly processing illegal steroids in the firm the son was director in? Who are they kidding? Theyre drug dealers! I thought I couldnt be more shocked, but this takes the cake.

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