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Did he pick complimentary people?
He's a ridiculous, childish oaf. He's a joke. A complete joke. A boarish buffoon.
Are we supposed to take this seriously?
Were all going to 'act' like this is a government? He just appointed his fucking SON.
He's a fucking third world Banana Republic pig. In a trough.
No he didn't 'pick complementary people'.
He just grabbed pussy.
So MM's pick for Health Care Secretary - yeah, he was doing this (just one example of his "picks" doing some pretty shady stuff)
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Health and Human Services Department traded more than $300,000 in shares of health-related companies over the past four years while sponsoring and advocating legislation that potentially could affect those companies’ stocks.
Rep. Tom Price, a Georgia Republican, bought and sold stock in about 40 health-care, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies since 2012, including a dozen in the current congressional session, according to a Wall Street Journal review of hundreds of pages of stock trades he filed with Congress.
In the same two-year period, he has sponsored nine and co-sponsored 35 health-related bills in the House.
Donald Trump?s Pick for Health Secretary Traded Medical Stocks While in House - WSJ
No wonder the GOP is trying to ram these people through without the mandatory FBI checks
Go through the mandatory ethic checks
Ethics office accuses GOP of rushing Trump Cabinet confirmations | TheHill
Hey but most of them are super duper wealthy so no worries right? Drain the Swamp - lol.
The press has been covering the transition for many weeks and the Trump people have been answering questions for weeks. I have heard them on CSPAN and seen them being interviewed on many different stations. I haven't heard a one of them fight back with personal attacks or vary from their talking points. They are generally a dull lot and seem quite disciplined. In other words, my direct observation is that he is not hiring people who have his flaws. This has exactly nothing to do with morals or character and the pressure is only starting, but it appears that Trump has picked competent folks. But I am not the news hound I once was, so you may have observations or examples that vary from mine.
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He's a marketing guy. Did he hire marketing guys?
I have seen many examples of boards of directors in closely held companies where the original founder hired folks in his own image.
In one case, the founder, who loves to fight, essentially hired sparring partners (the Sterling Film "Patterns" comes to mind) and anyone
who lacked the fighting gene who was hired by someone else and worked his way up failed at the top level because he was too diplomatic.
One data point. From yesterday's press conference, a live example. Includes a complete transcript.
Trump hires people to handle his conflict of interest problems and lets them answer the questions.
Meet Sheri Dillon, who follows Trump's gauzy generalizations and provides a detailed, lawerly overview of how those conflict of interest problems will be handled.
Trump does NOT interrupt the lawyer and takes on other questions afterwards.
Again, it's just one data point. But read Dillon's remarks and tell me where Trump went wrong in picking this representative.
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It is surprising to me that so many of his choices have directly contradicted him on matters of high-profile policy: torture, NATO, relations with Russia, etc. It seems that he'll be getting push-back within his administration when he moves to extremes that are legally questionable or contrast with longstanding, bi-partisan views of American interests. Of course, they could just be lying in order to get confirmed.
Trump picked people who are hostile to the agencies they are supposed to be in charge of.
They are "Bizarroland" appointments.
The dept of labor is supposed to enforce the labor laws, to look out for the working people of this country, look at his pick for Secretary of Labor: Andrew Puzder.
He is against the minimum wage, overtime pay, paid sick leave...
"On policy questions, he has argued that the Obama administration’s recent rule expanding eligibility for overtime pay diminishes opportunities for workers, and that significant minimum wage increases would hurt small businesses and lead to job losses.
He has criticized paid sick leave policies of the sort recently enacted for federal contractors and strongly supports repealing the Affordable Care Act, which he says has created a “government-mandated restaurant recession” because rising premiums have left people with less money to spend dining out.
Speaking to Business Insider this year, Mr. Puzder said that increased automation could be a welcome development because machines were “always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall or an age, sex or race discrimination case.”
And on the political incorrectness front, Mr. Puzder’s company, CKE Restaurants, runs advertisements that frequently feature women wearing next to nothing while gesturing suggestively. “I like our ads,” he told the publication Entrepreneur. “I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American.”
Richard L. Trumka, president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., said Mr. Puzder was “a man whose business record is defined by fighting against working people.”
Oh sure, he's going to protect working Americans from corporate abuse, count on it!
Then there is Rick Perry who said he would abolish the Dept. of Energy... after he remembered them, that is.
Trump's picks would be a laughing stock if they weren't so tragic.