A Brief Look at Trump’s Cabinet.

Transcript below the fold.


TRUMP: These are really really talented people

TEXT: President-elect Trump has started shaping his administration. Here’s what it looks like:

Jeff Sessions; Junior Senator, Alabama; Trump’s Attorney General

RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC: An African-American assistant U.S. attorney in Alabama testified that Mr. Sessions called him boy.

DANA BASCH, CNN: Sessions was accused of racial insensitivity, calling a black lawyer boy, a white lawyer a disgrace to his race, and civil rights groups like the NAACP un-American.

TEXT: In 1986, Sessions was nominated to be a federal judge.

SESSIONS: I am not a racist, I am not insensitive to blacks.

SEN. TED KENNEDY: It’s inconceivable to me that a person of this attitude is qualified to be a U.S. attorney, let alone a United States federal judge.

TEXT: He was rejected. A decade later, he became a U.S. senator.

Ben Carson; retired neurosurgeon; presidential candidate, 2016; Trump’s Secretary of Housing

CARSON: I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN: You think being gay is a choice?

CARSON: Absolutely.

CUOMO: Why do you say that?

CARSON: Because a lot of people who go into prison, go into prison straight and when they come out they’re gay.

TEXT: Rick Perry; Former Governor of Texas, Presidential Candidate 2012 & 2016; Trump’s Energy Secretary

PERRY: I may have the genetic coding that I am inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that. And I look at the homosexual issue as the same way.

TEXT: In a memo to President Obama, Rick Perry wrote: “On any given day, the Mexican border region is now beset with vicious murders, tortures, kidnappings and armed confrontations.”

STEVEN COLBERT, Comedy Central: The Washington Post reports that the Rick Perry family hunting camp once had a racially charged name. You see the hunting camp was evidently called… (sigh) phew. How do I put this?

HERMAIN CAIN: I know that you refrain from saying that word so I’m going to savor the word whiles on the rock. The name of the place was called N*****head.

TEXT: Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn; Retired; Trump’s National Security Advisor

FLYNN: There is a disease inside this Islamic body, it’s like cancer and it has metastasized

TWEET(Flynn): We are facing violent, but very serious and cunning radical Islamists. We can be war weary when we win. If we lose, we have nothing

TWEET (Flynn): Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL: please forward this to others: the truth fears no questions…

TEXT: Steven Mnuchin; CEO, Dune Capital Management; Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury

KBCW: Billionaire hedge fund manager and former Goldman Sachs partner Steve Mnuchin — is facing claims of discrimination. In a complaint, the nonprofits allege that One West left foreclosed properties in a state of disrepair in predominately African American, Asian American, and Latino communities while keeping foreclosures in white neighborhoods in better condition.

TEXT: Stephen Bannon; Chief Executive, breitbart.com; Trump’s Chief Strategist

BANNON: We’re not cloven hooved devils, we’re not nativist, homophobe, racists.

TEXT: And yet…while Bannon was in charge, Breitbart produced stories like:

HEADLINES: Black Activists Call For Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

Donald Trump Would be the First Black President

Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew

TEXT: At least one person is happy about it:

TWEET (David Duke): Bannon, Flynn, Sessions — Great! Senate must demand that Sessions as AG stop the massive institutional race discrimination against whites!

Via Think Progress.


  1. Saad says

    Holy fuck. What a recipe for a catastrophe.

    And we’re all supposed to get along with their supporters, right?

  2. multitool says

    I’m glad someone is working on a list. There are so many creeps added to this cabinet every week that I can’t keep them straight anymore.

    ‘What was the name of the racist in Trump’s cabinet?’

    ‘Be more specific.’

    ‘You know, the climate denier.’

    ‘Be more specific.’

    ‘Uhhhh, the one who’s also set up to take crony money for killing his department. ‘

    ‘Please be more specific.’

    ‘Oh heck, you know, he’s the big idiot who says crazy stuff and hates gays.’

    ‘Sorry, you really haven’t shortened the list any.’

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