Power of Story Send a Tweet        

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (1 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   11 comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

If Donald Trump gets his way, his administration will be disastrous

By       Message Trevor Timm       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Funny 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 11/18/16

Author 87840
Become a Fan
  (2 fans)

From The Guardian

Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general?
Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general?
(Image by CBS News, Channel: CBS News)
  Permission   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -

It's hard to imagine the start of the Trump administration going any worse: their transition team is in absolute chaos, awash with walking conflicts of interest, and the people they've floated as cabinet members are extremists, torture supporters and generally awful people who should be nowhere near the levers of power.

The New York Times reported on the nightmare that is the Trump transition process on Tuesday, which they described as being "marked by firings, infighting and revelations that American allies were blindly dialing in to Trump Tower to try to reach the soon-to-be-leader of the free world." The Huffington Post reported that Trump representatives missed meetings with several major federal agencies.

But it's the people who are already in place that are arguably worse.

- Advertisement -

Elizabeth Warren wrote a scathing letter to Trump this week, documenting in stark detail that despite Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp," his transition team is filled with lobbyists while special interest representatives are heading up the transition for federal departments they probably wish didn't exist in the first place.

They include, she wrote, "a former Goldman Sachs executive who is rumored to be a Treasury Secretary pick; a paid consultant for Verizon who is making key decisions on your administration's Federal Communication Commission; a 'top lobbyist' whose firm lobbied on behalf of issues related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership who is shaping your Labor Department; and a climate change-denying, oil industry-paid think tank fellow who is leading your environmental team's transition."

Part of this host of ethics quagmires could be that the transition team, such as it is, is reportedly struggling to find qualified people willing to serve the administration. But more pointedly, why would anyone believe Trump would actually stick to his pledge to "drain the swamp"? He holds no actual positions to hire against and has contradicted himself on virtually every major issue that exists. He's not exactly been an ethical beacon his entire life, either.

Click Here to Read Whole Article

   

Ad info: click here

Top Content
in the Last 2 Days
(by Page Views)

South Korean President Moons Bolton by Ray McGovern (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Biden Unleashes On GOP In A Campaign-Style Speech That Should Terrify Trump Posted by Sheila Samples (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

POLITICO's party for Trump inauguration bankrolled by Taiwan Civil Government by Michael Richardson (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Is The U.S. Constitution Still In Our Future? by Richard Stitt (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

At Least 1,500 Immigrant Children Missing, Trump Administration Admits Posted by Sheila Samples (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Video: The War on Terror is a Fraud. "Syrians Do Not Wish to Live Beneath the Tyranny of Western-supported Terrorists" by Mark Taliano (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Royal wedding minister leads protesters to the White House by Eric Boehlert (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Breakthrough in explosive lawsuit against Monsanto by Jon Rappoport (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The Luck of the Gambler by Uri Avnery (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

World Governments are Ignoring Health Danger of Monsanto/Bayer Merger with Fixations on Monopoly (non-Medical) Concerns by Stephen Fox (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The Age of Devolution: Humanity's Murder of Nature by Burl Hall (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Audit the Outlaw Military Budget Draining America's Necessities by Ralph Nader (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

NFL Moves to Punish Players for Taking a Knee: Enforced Patriotism for a Criminal System Must NOT Be Allowed to Stand! by Revolution Newspaper (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

After Brexit, Blexit: Putting Your Money Where Your Life Is by Laura Flanders (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Trump Has Plenty of Accomplices in His Reckless Energy Policies by Harvey Wasserman (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Dresden, February 17, 1945 by Kevin Tully (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Trade Negotiations Require a Steel Spine by Leo Gerard (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The Retired General Who Stopped a Wall Street Coup by Jim Hightower (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

How the chaos of 1968 set the stage for a President Donald Trump by Will Bunch (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Trump Sells Peace Like a Dodgy Dealer by Finian Cunningham (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

In Support of the First Step Act by John Kiriakou (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Remembering Nehru & his "Himalayan blunders" by Ashish Shukla (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Respected Again... by Kathy Malloy (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Daily Inspiration — Hyena Anatomy Supports the Matriarchy by Josh Mitteldorf (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Go To Top 50 Most Popular

- Advertisement -

Classics of Liberal Thinking

Progressive Radio Links