Monday, November 14, 2016

What did Donald Trump do today? 

He fired at least four members of his transition team because they had been recommended by Gov. Chris Christie. 

As a US Attorney in 2005, Christie had sent Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's father to jail for illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering. 

Jared Kushner himself will now decide appointments to national security posts. Kushner has no national security experience. 

Why would a neutral voter think this was a bad thing? 

  • It is probably a bad idea to replace the few experienced government officials on your transition team with your son-in-law because your son-in-law wanted to settle an old score.
  • Positions of responsibility in government should be filled by the most qualified applicants, not by unqualified relatives.
  • It's not good if the President-Elect appears easily manipulated.
  • It's not good if the President-Elect is easily manipulated.