Report: Trump cabinet, top administration candidates include wealth of anti-LGBTQ Palin, Bondi, Carson, Huckabee
Donald Trump repeatedly has said he hires only “the best people,” but time and time again that has proven to be false. On Tuesday, for example, the Trump campaign went to court to challenge ballots in four heavily-Hispanic Nevada polling locations. Instead of hiring an attorney specializing in election law, Trump hired ”a construction and commercial insurance lawyer and construction and family law attorney.” Trump lost. Bigly.
a list of 41 names the president-elect is considering for Cabinet and top-level administration positions clearly reflects his desire to reward supporters rather than hire experts qualified for the jobs.
Buzzfeed obtained the list, noting that “political appointments, cabinet-level positions typically require some level of expertise in the issues they cover. Most of the candidates either have at least nominal experience in their issue areas.”
For example, Sarah Palin is on the list as a possible Secretary of the Interior. Palin’s political career has been focused not on protecting the environment or state and federal lands, but getting oil and gas out of the ground.
Mike Huckabee is listed as a candidate for Secretary of Commerce, despite having never run a business or negotiated trade deals.
As a possible Secretary of Education, Ben Carson is one of only two candidates. Carson was the head of pediatric neurosurgery at a top teaching hospital, but even that doesn’t give him sufficient experience to be in charge of the nation’s Dept. of Education. Carson is also listed as a candidate to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Again, not a position he is qualified to hold.
Others might claim to have sufficient experience, which is easily debatable, but, like Trump and his top allies and surrogates, have questionable if not disgusting pasts.
For Secretary of Agriculture, Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller, who on November 1 called Hillary Clinton a “c*nt” via Twitter. He first claimed his account was hacked, then blamed a staffer.
List of Potential Trump Cabinet Nominees:
Gov. Chris Christie
Attorney General Pam Bondi
Sen. Jeff Sessions
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Secretary of Commerce:
Former Nucor CEO Dan DiMicco
Businessman Lew Eisenberg
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee
Sen. David Purdue
Former Sen. Jim Talent
Gov. Sam Brownback
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives CEO Chuck Conner
Gov. Dave Heineman
Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue
Secretary of Education:
Hoover Institution fellow William Evers
Secretary of Energy:
Venture Capitalist Robert Grady
Businessman Harold Hamm
Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Former New Jersey state Sen. Rich Bagger
Gov. Rick Scott
Secretary of Homeland Security:
Sheriff David Clarke
Secretary of the Interior:
Gov. Jan Brewer
Gov. Mary Fallin
Oil Executive Forrest Lucas
Rep. Cynthia Lummis
Former Gov. Sarah Palin
Secretary of Defense:
Former Gen. Mike Flynn
Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr.
Former Sen. Jim Talent
Secretary of State:
Sen. Bob Corker
Rep. Jeb Hensarling
Businessman Carl Icahn
Banker Steven Mnuchin
Chief of Staff:
Director of Office of Management and Budget:
Secretary of Labor:
EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic
Rep. Jeff Miller
White House Counsel:
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