electing a cabinet is the most important job of any President-Elect. Donald Trump has been selecting the most unqualified, inexperienced, and controversial nominees ever in our nation’s history. Trump claimed that he’d “drain the swamp.” Instead, he’s been filling it with the most grotesque of swamp creatures imaginable.
Introducing the Trump Cabinet…
eneral Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster has been named as Trump’s new National Security Advisor. Trump’s first pick, General Michael Flynn resigned in disgrace after he was caught lying about his Logan Act violations and his ongoing connections to Russian officials.
Gen. McMaster’s selection comes as welcome news to most, but it does warrant questions. McMaster has a long history of bucking the system, and speaking truth to power. Many have opined that McMaster was passed over when he was initially considered for promotion as a General.
Prediction: McMaster will not last two years and the conflict will play out in the public eye.
avid Friedman has been selected to be Trump’s Ambassador to Israel.
Friedman has the most hard-right opinions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict of any ambassador to Israel in history.
Friedman calls the two-state solution “a suicidal peace” with radical Islamists determined to destroy Israel.
According to Friedman, “American Jews who support the two-state solution are worse than Kapos, Jews who helped the Nazis run concentration camps in exchange for special privileges.”
Friedman is openly against longstanding American policy regarding Israel and insults Jews who disagree with him in the most offensive way.
Like Trump, Friedman is a thin-skinned bully with zero diplomatic experience or a disposition capable for effective diplomacy.
ex Tillerson has been confirmed as Trump’s Secretary of State.
Tillerson has only worked for Exxon and has a long history of working with Russian President Putin. Their $500 billion oil deal was stopped in its tracks in 2014 due to U.S. sanctions against Russia.
Since becoming Secretary of State, the State Department has had very few briefings, which typically occur daily. Additionally, Tillerson refuses to have any press conferences and when there is a press availability during events, he remains silent in the face of questions. His staff has ushered out Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC numerous times when she starts asking questions.
teven Mnuchin has been confirmed as Treasury Secretary.
Mnuchin has yet to be confirmed due to his failure to disclose nearly $100 million of his assets on Senate Finance Committee disclosure documents and forgot to mention his role as a director of an investment fund located in a tax haven. Democrats say these lies make him unfit to serve as Treasury Secretary.
Mnuchin a 17 year veteran at Goldman Sachs, a key player in the 2008 financial collapse which was bailed out by the U.S. government.
Mnuchin also owned OneWest bank which cruelly foreclosed on thousands of American across the country, often taken to court for their practices. OneWest has been involved in many lawsuits and settled some for millions of dollars. Additionally, OneWest was subpoenaed from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mnuchin has proven he doesn’t care about Americans and only is concerned with the profits he can squeeze out of hard working U.S. workers. The proof is revealed in the fact that he made $2 billion after selling OneWest in 2015, after making thousands of hard working Americans homeless.
inda McMahon is the queen of “Pay for Play.”
McMahon bought her way into Trump’s cabinet as the head of the Small Business Administration, having given $6 million to pro-Trump Super Pac “Rebuilding America Now” over the summer of 2016 and then giving another $1 million in October to Super Pac “Future 45” which was another pro-Trump organization.
Voters rejected her U.S. Senate candidacy, despite pouring over $100 million into two unsuccessful bids in Connecticut.
Another unqualified nominee, hell bent on lining her own pockets and that of her wealthy friends.
The middle class will continue to shrink as a result of the Trump administration.
en Carson is distinctly unqualified for any cabinet position and despite this fact, Carson has been confirmed as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Recently, Carson conflated immigration with slavery, making social media trend with his blunder. Later that evening, Carson released a statement on FaceBook reversing himself.
Carson has courted controversy in many ways. In an interview on CNN, Carson claims that being gay is a choice, citing that people go into prison straight and come out gay.
While talking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Carson stated that the holocaust was made possible due to gun control.
When MSNBC’s Chuck Todd asked him about Islam and the U.S. Constitution, Carson said that no Muslim should ever be allowed to “run our nation.” Such a viewpoint is counter to freedom of religion.
During a speech, Carson claimed that ObamaCare was the worst thing to happen in our nation since slavery and even went a step further, claiming it was a form of slavery.
etsy DeVos has a long, disturbing history of trying to kill public education, but she’s been confirmed as Trump’s Secretary of Education.
Two Republican senators have stated they will not vote to confirm DeVos, leaving the projected vote at 50 - 50, necessitating VP Pence to cast the tie breaking vote, which is unprecedented for cabinet nominees.
Another “Pay for Play” nominee, having given millions to Trump and his Super Pacs.
She will do everything to undermine public education. DeVos wants taxpayers to pay for private religious education.
DeVos hired and retained convicted felon Scott Jensen as her point person in pushing for her school choice agenda, despite having misused public tax dollars for partisan political purposes.
DeVos is another unqualified billionaire in Trump’s cabinet and her political agenda is counter to public education.
eema Verma is Trump’s choice to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She was a close advisor to VP elect Mike Pence and made her name creating Indiana’s Medicaid plan which is one of the most punitive in the country.
Versa introduced work requirements and punitive lockout periods for poor recipients.
Some of her plans are pending approval at the CMS, the agency she could soon lead if confirmed.
cott Pruitt, Oklahoma Attorney General has been confirmed to lead the EPA, despite the fact that he questions the science of climate change and has a history of fighting the agency to favor friends in the oil and gas industry.
On Monday, February 6, 2017, 300 EPA employees and environmentalists protested Pruitt’s nomination, which has been delayed due to Democratic push back. He’s expected to be confirmed this week.
Pruitt played a key role in a legal fight against Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
It is certain he will try to reverse efforts to curtail climate change, making it easier for his friends to make billions while destroying the planet.
om Price has been confirmed as Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services.
While advocating and sponsoring healthcare related legislation, Price traded more than $300,000 in healthcare related shares. His actions in Congress directly affected the money he made for the past four years.
During confirmation hearings, Democrats insist new details warrant an SEC probe into Price’s stock trades for violating insider trading laws.
Price, an ObamaCare hater will certainly push to repeal it, leaving millions of Americans without medical insurance. He also advocates privatizing Medicare, promoting the Ryan voucher plan which will devastate senior citizens and the disabled, financially.
Price has no feasible plan to replace ObamaCare and it’s likely Price and congressional Republicans will repeal ObamaCare with nothing to replace it.
ndrew Puzder, CEO of national fast food chain Carl’s Jr has been selected to be Secretary of Labor.
Before any votes being cast in committee, Puzder withdrew his name as nominee.
Puzder’s nomination imploded due to stories of domestic violence and the Puzder family employing an undocumented maid, for years.
teve Bannon has been working for years to normalize racism and white supremacy. He has succeeded. The 2016 election has proven it. In Trumpland, denial based on lies in the face of documentation that proves otherwise is their status quo.
Bannon is a documented racist. One look at Breitbart proves this, but it’s not only in this business he expresses his racism. During his child custody battle, he stated that he did not want his kids going to school with Jews.
Bannon has been named to the NSC board, which is suppose to be absent of political appointees. Congress is considering the need to have Bannon appear before them for confirmation hearings as a result of this appointment.
ared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, has played a powerful role in the campaign and transition. This flies in the face of anti-nepotism laws enacted in 1967, passed in the wake of Bobby Kennedy’s appointment to JFK’s cabinet.
Additionally, Kushner is married to Ivanka, a high-level executive in the Trump business ventures. Jared and Ivanka have participated in meetings with foreign leaders, creating a constitutional, ethical, and fiscal conflicts of interest.
eff Sessions has not been confirmed as Trump’s Attorney General. During the 80’s, Sessions was nominated to become a federal judge and failed to be confirmed by the senate with some Republicans voting against him due to his racist rhetoric.
As South Carolina’s Attorney General, Sessions attempted to prosecute voting rights activists in 1997. Judge James S. Garrett’s order and opinion accused Sessions’ office of the worst prosecutorial misconduct he’d ever seen. “The court finds that even having been given every benefit of the doubt, the misconduct of the Attorney General far surpasses, in both extensiveness and measure, the totality of any prosecutorial misconduct ever previously presented to or witnessed by this court.” The judge added, “This court can only conclude it is dealing with either intentional and deliberate misconduct or conduct so reckless and improper as to constitute conscious disregard for the lawful duties of the Attorney General and the integrity and dignity of this court and this judge.”
The misconduct was so pronounced and persistent that it permeated the entire prosecution. The judge dismissed the case.