December 15th, 2016


Well, President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated just two women (Elaine Chao for Secretary of Transportation, No. 13 in the line of succession; and Betsey DeVos for Secretary of Education, No. 15) and one non-white man (Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, No. 14) to his cabinet. As of this morning, the Secretary of Agriculture (No.8) and Secretary for Veterans Affairs (No. 16), remain open.

Amanda Terkel, writing in Donald Trump’s Proposed Cabinet Is Very White, And Very Male for Huffington Post, comments:

[T]he line of succession to the presidency—which includes the speaker of the House and the Senate president pro tempore—is shaping up to consist of 12 white men unless Trump picks Heitkamp, or another woman or person of color, for agriculture secretary.

Trump’s proposed Cabinet would be far less diverse than those of the past three presidents when they first took office. Bill Clinton had eight people in his initial Cabinet who were not white men, George W. Bush had seven and Barack Obama had nine.

Trump does not like people who don’t support and echo his world views.

Those people get fired.

Could the Trump cabinet possibly look, and think, more like him?

Then there’s Rachel Maddow’s take…

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