What Do Voters Think of Trump’s Cabinet Picks?

The lamestream media might not like this, but the people have spoken about Trump’s cabinet picks, and they’re excited:


As each Cabinet announcement draws fresh criticism of the wealth, connections or opinions of Donald Trump’s latest appointees, many Americans who voted for him say the president-elect is doing what he promised to do: draining the swamp.

And they’re excited.

To them, the idea of a defense secretary nicknamed “Mad Dog” is bliss. They rejoice in an energy secretary who once said he would eliminate the Department of Energy. And while some Trump supporters balk at ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s close ties with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, they say they will trust Trump’s judgment about his secretary of state nominee.

These voters, who often echo Trump’s own campaign statements, say the affluence of his Cabinet picks is an advantage, not a liability.

“The guys he’s putting in there, they don’t need to do this. They’re independently wealthy,” said Trump voter Roger Mansfield, 67, a small business owner in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. “They don’t need any more money. The motivation is to make pragmatic, rational business decisions. What could be wrong about that?”

This isn’t surprising. Much of the hand wringing over Trump’s picks centers around his departure from the failed foreign and domestic policies of the last two decades. Inside the beltway, the Meet the Press crowd seems as immune from criticism as they are introspection. Outside the beltway, these people have no credibility. The underemployed, overtaxed American public sees the full weight of the policies pushed by beltway insiders and they realize that the status quo just isn’t benefiting them. So it’s no surprise that the American people see this departure from the conventional wisdom as a good thing. So do we.


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