Donald Trump was elected in part based on his vow to “drain the swamp” in Washington, DC and other corridors of power. That meant that the old guard would be replaced with talented, qualified individuals who shared Trump’s revolutionary philosophy and weren’t tied to the mistakes of the past.
That’s why many Trump voters will probably be unhappy with the latest news out of Trump Tower, where the president elect has been interviewing candidates to fill his all-important cabinet posts.
One name in particular will have his supporters concerned while giving liberals a chance to gloat:
While it has yet to be officially confirmed by the Trump transition team, moments ago the NYT reported that – in what had previously been leaked on several occasions on various other outlets most notably the WSJ – former Goldman banker and Soros employee, Steven Mnuchin “a financier with deep roots on Wall Street and in Hollywood but no government experience” is expected to be named Donald J. Trump’s Treasury secretary as soon as Wednesday.
As the NYT adds, his selection fits uneasily with much of Mr. Trump’s campaign rhetoric attacking the financial industry. Mr. Trump, in a campaign ad intended as a closing argument, portrayed the chief executive of Goldman Sachs as the personification of a global elite that the ad said had “robbed our working class.” But, the NYT notes, Mnuchin has said that he agrees with Mr. Trump’s priorities, and he was an early supporter of a candidate who clearly prizes loyalty.
Some are expressing concerns that Mnuchin isn’t qualified to run the massive Department, with its 86,000 employees. Others will be troubled by the fact that in 2002, he was “hired to run a credit fund set up by billionaire George Soros.”
All anyone can do in these early days is adopt a wait and see attitude about this and other Trump “hires.”
Source: Zero Hedge