I would like to see an article devoted to the power of the US President to choose the Team. In this regard, an important question would be, where do recommendations if indeed one can call them recommendations come from for those that become cabinet and government agency members?
Indeed if one superficially examines Trump's scope or broad connections upon which he would rely to put together his own cabinet it would appear that he is woefully disconnected. Where are his connections? The media? Hardly. How about foreign policy? Nyet. Domestic policy well... how about a little bit for the kleptos? Economic policy? A bull in a china shop comes to mind... of course that could be said about "his" foreign policy as well.
Who is the main-stream media and why don't they generally like Trump? With the exception of Fox-like organizations the media are those owned by the global elites (GE) who believe in the my way or the highway approach. Many of the tools of enforcement might be renamed the death-ray approach. Of course the quest for global hegemony cannot be monolithic among GE despite their psychopathic character. Study and expose' is necessary to suss out who is whom. Even Peter Phillips, "Giants: The Global Power Elite", stops short. How can the royalty of Europe and owners of the western central banks not make the list? A singular fact, as some have noted on OEN, is that the world is owned by the GE. It stands to reason that the US fascist state is also owned by GE, not only the US but Western governments as well... and let's not leave out the competing non-western elites, in China, Asia and the oligarchs playing ball in Russia.
The GE do not leave much to chance; when and if they get outflanked they obviously go to work to get things back under control. Hence the arrival of Trump... a writing in my opinion that was nearly completely off the wall as far as the GE was concerned. In hindsight perhaps Blankfein of Goldman Sachs hinted at the GE unease of Hillary's cahonies that she would not hesitate to go beyond the brink of war with Russia; after all, she had demonstrated that she could bring about the destruction of Libya and take credit for murdering Qaddafi.
It could be that the GE do not want war, despite today's brinkmanship with Russia. Imagine that. In this regard, within the past couple of weeks or so we learned that the US and coalition forces carried out an attack in Syria that killed some of their own little pointed-head Kurdish terrorists, which opened the door for other terrorists to capture approximately 700 western and other murderous actors who are or are now being executed... very quiet news! Even more recent we become aware that the US decided to "probe" the Russian defense system using drones only to discover that they could not get them off the ground because of Russian jamming technology... very quiet response from western media. Then we have the pathetic little Macron channeling Haley speaking of the [Assad] "regime" that has killed many of its own people (only to be rebuked by Putin for use of the word, "regime") in the context of the use of chemical weapons. Merkel also mentioned chemical weapons. It was a curious statement by both, as if to say that they were no longer willing to go along with the false flags against the Assad regime because of chemical-weapons use. It could be that US/UK card is no longer a high-ranking card to play. Especially revealing is Merkel's and Erdogan's comments acknowledging the "police" force that has been put in place by Russia for Idlib... along with the ominous foreboding acknowledged by Putin and Assad that Syria shall not be partitioned, which means that the Americans eventually must go. I digress.
So while Hillary had a bad interview on her way to the US presidency and the GE prepared for plan B, they nevertheless populated the Trump regime with their "recommendations" at State, Treasury, CIA, Homeland, IRS, SEC, the Fed, Commerce, UN, NATO and of course NSA. It took them a bit to gin up enough bullshit to overcome Trump at the Pentagon, National Security Council and Justice and to quickly retake State after Trump tried to remake it in his image. It appears that Trump was allowed to "control" HUD, DOE appointments but lost, EPA, HHS, FDA, USDA, Interior to the GE that want to poison our air, water, land, food, medicines. The point I am trying to make is that Trump was and is too much of a light weight compared to almost anyone not steeped in the workings of a government owned by the GE to come into the presidency and put their own stamp on how the world is going to be run. The ultimate question is therefore who sent the recommendations to Trump? And as a final nail in this corrupt body of the American government owned by the GE, one notes that US House is unable to execute adherence to the US Constitution, unable to coerce federal agencies through the budget to become accountable; in other words the House along with the Senate are just personified punk-ass mofos.
The next-to-last point is that Trump will have to pay for taking steam out of the GE push for total control. His shenanigans have cost them time and exposed their hypocrisy. A hypocrisy that is no longer a hypocrisy really since its exposure as de-facto policy. They are scurrying to control exposure, especially through censorship and surveillance. It will be wonderful once all of us are able to attack the Achilles' heel of the global-surveillance regime. I support the left and the right efforts to throw sand into the machinery of the GE. The reasons are mostly foolish since there are no clean hands on or anywhere near the helm. I support the incredibly small-minded klepto Trump to throw sand into the GE machinery of foreign policy; after all, who on the left or right is doing such damage to the global financial system? It is interesting to hear them whine all the way from New York to Beijing and Tokyo while losing their grip on the EU, Russia, Iran, Turkey, Venezuela. Now they are trying to keep Pakistan in the fold through a bribe from the IMF. What an amazing reality. Take cover, or join the fray.