On the campaign trail, Donald Trump often promised his adoring throngs that if elected, he would hire “the best people” to help him run the country. Now that his cabinet is nearly filled out, we have a sense of the qualities Trump believes makes someone “the best”: a vast fortune, a decorated military career and/or utter contempt for the agency they’ve been selected to head and the people that agency was built to serve.
At last count, Trump’s proposed cabinet had a combined wealth of more than $14.5 billion, included three generals (an unprecedented concentration) and at least one nominee who has twice sued the agency he’s now poised to run.
From Dec 9th but still more true than ever. Excellent article!