The fact that I’m writing about President-elect Donald Trump makes me sick to my stomach, and the people he’s either chosen or nominated for spots in his Cabinet should make you feel the same way.
Here are some of the lowlights…
Stephen K. Bannon, Chief Strategist (appointed):
Bannon, who took over Trump’s campaign after a number of campaign managers were fired, is best known as the executive chair of Breitbart News. Aside from running a news agency that pushes racist, anti-Semitic and sexist views, Bannon was charged with domestic violence, battery and dissuading a witness (his wife) during his second divorce in 1996.
Jeff Sessions, Attorney General (nominated):
Sessions is known by most as a senator who made racist remarks many years ago. But since many on both sides of the aisle have forgiven him for those transgressions and said he’s not racist, let’s take a look at some of his other views. He’s a staunch opponent of immigration, even when it’s legal. He’s a climate change skeptic, and he’s virulently pro-war. This is a position that was once held by Robert F. Kennedy. He’d be vomiting at the thought of Sessions.
Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (nominated):
Carson, a brain surgeon who once launched a failed bid for the Republican Presidential nomination, had recently said he didn’t want to work in politics. So it’s great to know he’ll be doing just that.
Betsy DeVos, Education Secretary (nominated):
For this one, let’s have Michigan writer Stephen Henderson — where DeVos has worked — explain the choice…
“DeVos isn’t an educator, or an education leader. She’s not an expert in pedagogy or curriculum or school governance. In fact, she has no relevant credentials or experience for a job setting standards and guiding dollars for the nation’s public schools.”
Sounds like a terrific selection!
Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary (nominated):
Mnuchin has zero government experience and fronted a bank called OneWest, which has been accused of “widespread misconduct” and of obstructing the investigation into that alleged misconduct. Senator Elizabeth Warren recently outlined the practices of Mnuchin and OneWest, stating that “After years peddling the kind of dangerous mortgage-backed securities that eventually blew up the economy, Mnuchin swooped in after the crash to take a second bite out of families by aggressively — and sometimes illegally — foreclosing on their homes.”
Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State (nominated):
Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State has close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Additionally, he has stated “what can you do about it” while brushing aside climate change, and is a proponent of Common Core.
Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Administrator (appointed):
Pruitt, who is a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, is a climate change denier. That’s all that needs to be said here. The man who was been tabbed to protect the environment is a denier of a scientific fact that could actually cause the demise of mankind. We’ll leave this off here, because nothing can top that one.
Disclaimer: The political views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Not Another Millennial Blog.