Class Warfare Blog

December 5, 2016

Trump Selects Ben Carson for His Cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump has picked retired neurosurgeon and former rival presidential candidate Ben Carson to be his Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Trump was advised that at least one person “of color” needed to be on the team and Dr. Carson was the only Black man he knew who wasn’t a sports star or entertainer or busboy.

Dr. Carson had previous indicated that he had no interest in doing a job like that, one in which he had neither talent nor experience. Apparently Mr. Trump offer Dr. Carson a yuge deal he couldn’t refuse. Dr. Carson was confused when he was asked how much experience he had in “swamp draining,” but “a steep learning curve is nothing to deter him,” he said.

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5 Comments »

  1. And I think Carson is still the first Trump’s pick who isn’t a billionaire, a lobbyist, or an insider. If this is what “draining the swamp” is, we might be better off with Trump keeping the swamp.

    Comment by List of X — December 5, 2016 @ 1:02 pm | Reply

  2. With every word he utters, with every Tweet he writes, with every cabinet pick he makes … I shudder within and without as I consider what the next four years have in store for us.

    Comment by Nan — December 5, 2016 @ 1:34 pm | Reply

  3. In Alcoholics Anonymous there is the common wisdom that you have to “hit bottom” before you can really recover. I sincerely hope that the next four years will be the bottom, because there seem to be no observable limitations on either greed or political chutzpah.

    Comment by Steve Ruis — December 5, 2016 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  4. The pyramids were grain silos… it’s true!!

    Comment by john zande — December 5, 2016 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

    • I know, I know, the clowns are running the show. (actual accidental alliteration)

      On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 4:32 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — December 5, 2016 @ 5:12 pm | Reply


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