Donald Trump's Cabinet The Advisors to the president of the united states

Anti-Nepotism law- generally prohibits a federal official, including a Member of Congress, from appointing, promoting, or recommending for appointment or promotion any “relative” of the official to any agency or department over which the official exercises authority or control. Used correctly because this law is being called into question.

Advise- offer suggestions about the best course of action to someone. It is used correctly because his cabinet is there in order to give him guidance.

Majority- the greater number or largest amount within a group. It is correct because a majority of the senate must approve the cabinet.

Controversy- disagreement, typically when prolonged, public, and heated. This is in the correct context because the public is upset over Donald Trump’s cabinet picks

Sanctions- a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule.This is the right word because Obama had many foreign sanction in place. The article tells everyone that trump is planning to drop this sanction.

Filibuster- an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures.This is the correct word because it talks of how democrats could prolong any congress action. Trump will dislike this because he is trying to get things passed.

Q: What kinds of people are in Donald Trump’s Cabinet?
Donald Trump's cabinet contains a majority of rich, elite, white, men. His cabinet is made up of near clones of himself. The Economist displays that 86% of his cabinet is white, 82% of his cabinet are males, and 14% are billionaires(Bloomberg par. 3). Donald Trump is selecting people who will believe very similarly to him and help him pass any bills that he sees fit for our country. This is not occurring without lots of controversy. For example, Donald Trump has selected his son in law, Jared Kushner to be his senior advisor, which is frowned upon by the anti-nepotism law, which says he is showing favoritism to his family members(Alexander par. 2). These people in Donald Trump's cabinet are very unsimilar to a majority of Americans, and for that reason many people are against him and his cabinet.
Q: Why are people against Donald Trump and his cabinet?
Many people are opposed to Donald Trump because of the ideas he has preached, and against his cabinet due to their lack of experience. A majority of americans are not in favor of Donald Trump. The Economist reports that “59% of americans believe Donald Trump’s cabinet lacks diversity.”(Bloomberg) Most voters do not side with Donald Trump. Because of this, those same voters are questioning the cabinet members he has chosen. His cabinet members, with their business background, do not have a solid past on politics, very similar to Trump (Handover par. 4). Many people are against President Trump and his cabinet choices because of their lack of government experience, but what other things make them ready or not for government.
Q: What makes these people qualified or unqualified to be in this position?
Many of Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees have had to answer for past actions and remarks. Many have done things in the past that go against the agency they’ve been asked to run. Ben Carson, Donald Trump’s choice to head his Department of Housing and Urban Development, once wrote that “entrusting the government” to look after housing policy was “downright dangerous.” (Bloomberg). Comments like these give Donald Trump’s cabinet the appearance of not being prepared to run their cabinet. But Donald Trump's cabinet problems don’t stop there. Betsy Devos, a Michigan billionaire who has been asked to be the secretary of education, has criticized, and even sued, the public school system many times (Handover). This makes her look like she will run her position in ways that are good for her and the the people. It may seem that Donald Trump is selecting any cabinet members he wants, but in reality they must be approved by the senate before they can become part of his cabinet.
Q: What is the voting process to be inducted into the cabinet?
To be approved and officially become recognized as a cabinet member you must be approved by the senate in majority vote. Whichever party controls the senate has the greatest say in who is approved for the cabinet. Since Republicans control 53% of the Senate, they have a majority in the committees (“Donald Trump’s Cabinet”). Donald Trump, a republican, is very likely to have most of his cabinet approved. The committee of approval is in place in order to do a background check on the cabinet members. The cabinet nominees are expected to face many questions involving past remarks they have made (Alexander). The approval process is there in order to assure these individuals will attempt to better our country, but the question still remains, how will Donald Trump’s cabinet do.
Q: How will these people do in their cabinet position?
Only time will tell how these people do in their appointed position as advisors to Donald Trump. President Trump has picked people who will help him follow through on things that he preached during his campaign. James Mattis, a retired marine, has backed Trump from the beginning and has publicly supported his ban on foreign muslims (Handover). It appears that Donald Trump already knows what he wants to do once he gets in office, and is selecting people that will help get those things done. The question still remains if these people are experienced enough to advise to the president of the United States. Only 55% of Trump’s cabinet has any government experience, far lower than any president in the last few decades (Schultheis par. 7). It is still unknown how well these people will perform their jobs but the answer will be revealed shortly along with how well or poorly the United States is doing nationally and globally.
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