Nepotism? Stupidity? Blind hubris?http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-children-diplomacy-state-department-232191
Perhaps the most poignant quote
"Trump is not known to have taken any briefings from the State Department yet, despite having conversations with several foreign leaders,
according to a source at State. Trump has made moves that run directly counter to U.S. foreign policy, such as speaking with Taiwan's president — a talk that upset China and suggested to U.S. diplomats that he doesn't care what they think. Trump also has yet to select a secretary of state, a delay that could be due to his awareness of the importance of that role but which is nonetheless deepening anxiety within the Foreign Service."