As expected, on Monday President-elect Donald Trump nominated retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to head the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), but Carson may not be able to change much at HUD.
A CNN crew covering Thursday’s Carrier press conference with Donald Trump and Mike Pence has been caught joking — on camera — about Trump’s plane crashing. The embarrassing and unprofessional episode took place as CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux and her crew were conducting sound and camera checks before covering the press conference. While waiting for Trump’s plane to arrive, they joked about whether it would land or crash.
Trump, on a post-election "thank you tour," told an audience in Cincinnati that his pick for secretary of defense, retired Marine General James Mattis, is “the closest thing to General George Patton that we have.” The comparison is apt.
Just when Steve Mnuchin, a member of the Goldman Sachs banking community, has been written off as a plant inserted to influence Trump's policies, along he comes with something as sensible and necessary as selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
With an anti-establishment figure poised to assume the presidency, isn’t it time to put anti-establishment media in the White House briefing room? Other than sacrificing the .1 percent of positive coverage Donald Trump might otherwise get from the mainstream media, it’s hard to see a downside.