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Donald Trump: Micro-manager in chief

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>> Two, three.>> Donald Trump may have vowed to leave his business interest behind, but he'll be bringing his business management style to the White House. And people who have worked for the President elect say he has a history of micromanaging. Trump himself saying this past summer about the building of his new Washington hotel, quote I'm very much involved in the details.
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That might be a bad habit to take with him to his new job as the leader of the free world, says Reuters political correspondent Emily Flitter.>> He's been a micromanager for his entire career as a builder and brand manager From the late 80s, when he insisted on removing a layer of paint from the railing of a balcony in the Plaza Hotel ballroom to his most recent hotel project, when he disapproved of the work that a contractor had done on the historical restoration of some exterior windows.
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And he even threatened to sue the contractor. It was like that on the campaign trail as well. For instance, when a staffer wanted to reach out to black voters through a radio ad that would run on black radio stations, Trump insisted on approving the script.>> Litter says Trump will have to let go of that obsessive attention to detail or get bogged down in the political particulars that come with the office.
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>> It's something that historians say is not a formula for success if you're going to run. If you won a be president. Trump would be incharge of hundreds of departments, agencies, commissions, councils, offices and a roughly 2.8 million federal workers they employ. Presidential historians agree that he'll have delegate to some of them.