The Trump administration resembles the Bush administration more and more each day. Both presidents won the election despite losing the popular vote to their rivals, and they both packed their Cabinet with people less than qualified for the new roles that are more concerned about their pockets than the well-being of the average American.
Trump Completely Forgot about ‘Drain the Swamp’ Pledge
However, the Trump administration has pushed things to a whole new level. On the campaign trail, Trump pledged to “drain the swamp” of corruption in Washington, but he somehow filled his Cabinet with billionaires, military generals, family, and former Wall Street executives.
It is worth noting Trump’s picks are usually coming from elite circles the president is accustomed to, which he paradoxically condemned during the presidential campaign. When his critics highlighted these discrepancies, Trump tried to silence them with his “Art of the Deal” rhetoric.
Months after taking office, however, he hasn’t stopped making unqualified choices for key roles in his administration. He picked Jeff Sessions, who sometimes seems to be clueless about what the law says, as Attorney General and Scott Pruitt, who has deep connections with the oil and gas industry in his home state, as EPA director.
Meet Trump’s Latest Pick for Research
Democrats are now pinning their hopes on special counsel Robert Mueller to stop Trump and get him out of the Oval Office. Experts, on the other hand, don’t believe that this is possible before the end of the year, and Trump might as well complete his first term.
The latest disastrous Trump pick for a key position in his administration is Sam Clovis who will serve as the country’s Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics. It is worth noting that the new pick lacks a scientific background. But that doesn’t matter since Clovis helped the Trump campaign as national co-chairman since the very beginning and now needs to be rewarded for his services.
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