“Be ye not afraid.” The king has picked his primary court or should I say the President Elect has selected his cabinet. While the list of picks require Senate confirmation, you can rest assured, with Republicans in total control, they will all sail right through. If I were a Republican, I would be as happy as a kid in Disney World but I am a Democrat but more importantly, an American.
The selection of Donald Trumps cabinet is so far right that all the campaign promises he made to his voters could come to pass. All except showing his taxes. He promised to repeal and replace Obama Care. He promised to build the wall and make Mexico pay for it. He promised to cut taxes. He promised to renegotiate NAFTA and TPP. He promised to ban Muslims from the U.S. temporarily. He promised to bring back manufacturing jobs. He promised to renegotiate the Iran Deal.
As for the people I speak with, which are mostly African Americans, the fear of mandatory sentencing continuing to be the law of the land is very real (incarceration as stated in the constitution is legal slave labor). The fear of Muslims being banned from America is very real to some who only know life in the United States.
No one knows what Donald Trump will do but I do believe he is not going to stop his cabinet from doing what they want to do. I believe he has hired them to do all his dirty work and if they become a liability in their performance, he will do what he does best, fire them. Quite frankly, he will probably fire a couple of them in the first year.
Here is an incomplete list of picks:
Secretary of State – Rex Tillerson, President and CEO of Exxon Mobil
Attorney General – Jeff Sessions, Alabama Senator and proponent of mandatory sentencing
Labor Secretary – Andrew F. Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants and big donor to Trumps campaign
S.B.A. – Linda McMahon, CEO of WWE. Husband Vince, big Trump donor
E.P.A. – Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma and good friend to fossil fuel
Homeland Security – John F. Kelly, retired 4 star Marine General
Department of Defense – James N. Mattis, retired General, aka ‘Mad Dog’, also big critic of Obama
Treasury Sect. – Steve Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs executive
Transportation Sect. – Elaine Chao, ex-Labor Secretary and married to Senator Mitch McConnell
Health & Human Services – Tom Price, GA.,Congressman-R, and leading opponent to ObamaCare
H.U.D. – Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon
Commerce Secretary – Wilbur Ross, leading advocate against bad trade deals and billionaire
Education Sect. – Betsy DeVos, ex-President of Michigan Republican Party and anti-public schools
U.N. Ambassador – Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina,
C.I.A. Director – Mike Pompeo, Kansas Representative and big critic of Hillary Clinton with Benghazi
And let's not forget his Senior Counselor and Chief Strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, the self proclaimed leader of the alt right and executive of the right winged news agency Breit Bart. The cabinet members and legislators will shape our children’s lives for generations to come. While watching a Hitler inspired movie the other day I noticed that Donald Trumps hand waves closely resemble that of Adolph Hitler, just watch him. The billionaires, generals and CEO’s that Donald Trump selected, have the appeal to be kick ass, take names type. The scary part is they could also make government so small that corporations, billionaires and retired generals take over the country we call home. History has already shown us it can be done in other parts of the world. It seems we have gone from intellectuals to corporate gangsters running the country and the White House. Let's see how they really turn out.