Donald Trump is appointing the richest cabinet in history. But more importantly, some seem to be diametrically opposed to the purpose of the departments they’ve been chosen to lead. Trump chose Betsy Davos to lead the Department of Education. Her only experience with education has been decades spent trying to undermine the public school system. Linda McMahon, a billionaire who, with her husband, operates a huge corporation has been chosen to head up the Small Business Administration. Ben Carson, who despises the safety net, is chosen to head up the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is supposed to provide a safety net that helps millions of underprivileged Americans avoid homelessness. He chose Scott Pruitt, OK Attorney General, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt believes the individual states, not the EPA, should be responsible for regulating the treatment of our environment. And he’s appointed a Secretary of Labor who opposes the minimum wage and favors automation.
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President Trump tweets that perhaps the meeting with Mexico’s president shouldn’t happen if Mexico refuses to pay for the wall. So Mexico’s president cancels the meeting.
After over a year of promising American voters he’d force Mexico to pay for his multi-billion dollar border wall, President Trump tries to bully Mexico’s president into considering it. …And Mexico’s president simply says forget it.
Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel from seven Muslim countries. DHS and other officials forcibly removed some from their U.S.-bound planes and detained or deported others who’d recently arrived in the U.S., including those who had visas or green cards. In the resulting chaos, DHS refused to give detainees access to counsel and continued to hold them for several hours even after the courts intervened.
Today’s editorial cartoon: The President used the entirety of last week’s press conference to complain about the Media being unfair to him. And for the last few days, President Trump’s surrogates have appeared all over the news media to repeat his contention that the media has been unfair and vicious toward Donald Trump.