What did Trump do?
Well for a starter, he’s hiring racists and bigots for the top spots in his administration. Why is that a big deal? Because it presages some very fundamental changes in our society undoing many of the cornerstones our republic: freedom of religion, freedom from discrimination because of sex, race or ethnic origin.
But Trump’s affronts to the American republic didn’t stop with hiring racists and bigots.
He’s hiring a climate change denier to head the EPA, which he’s apparently thinking of dismantling. I’ve heard Scott Walker’s name is in consideration for the head of the Labor Department – so he can do for the nation what he did for Wisconsin. A former Goldman Sachs employee (Steven Mnunchin) is being floated to run the Treasury Department. I suppose Sarah Palin will become the head of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. On and on. If you go down his list of current and prospective nominees, they’re almost all completely antithetical to the areas they would be regulating. Many are also current or former lobbyists. This is the way Trump’s going to drain the swamp?
But wait, there’s much, much more: