Trump’s Dream Team cabinet

December 27 17:18 2016 Print This Article

Remember when other countries used to beat our Olympic basketball team consisting entirely of college players? America got smart and started using players from the National Basketball Association in 1992 when it assembled the Dream Team for the Barcelona Olympics. The Dream Team easily won the gold medal.

Following his victory in the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump is selecting his Dream Team cabinet. Rather than selecting a lot of politicians and bureaucrats, President-elect Trump has been nominating people with a lifetime record of success in their fields of endeavor. Here are the profiles of five intriguing cabinet picks:

Senator Jeff Sessions – Attorney General. Sessions was a United States Attorney during the Reagan Administration and the Attorney General for the state of Alabama. Currently serving in his fourth term in the U.S. Senate, Sessions is recognized as a fiscal and social conservative. He is noted for his strong position of stopping illegal immigration and enforcing existing immigration laws. He will be tasked with prosecuting scandals involving the Clinton Foundation, the failure to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi Libya, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) preventing conservative groups from attaining non-profit status.

Betsy DeVos – Secretary of Education. DeVos is the former Michigan Republican Party Chair. She once chaired the Alliance for School Choice, which advocated for expanded charter schools in public education and vouchers payments which parents could use to send their children to private schools. She has been a vocal critic of teachers’ unions and the federal education bureaucracy.

Rex Tillerson – Secretary of State. Immediately after earning a degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas in 1975, Tillerson went to work for Exxon as a project manager in the oil fields. He worked his way through the ranks to become the Chief Executive Officer at Exxon. He has negotiated contracts with dozens of foreign governments throughout the world. He has extensive experience dealing with countries in the Middle East and Russia. Trump calls Tillerson a “world class player.”

Wilbur Ross – Secretary of Commerce. Ross is known as a corporate turn-around specialist. He has revived failed companies in the fields of steel and textile manufacturing, which have suffered tremendously from foreign manipulation and unfavorable trade deals. He will be an articulate and forceful advocate for Trump’s plans to make America more competitive in the global economy with reforms in taxation, regulation and trade.

Scott Pruitt – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The two-term Attorney General of Oklahoma has sued the Obama Administration EPA over regulations concerning water rights and power plant operations. Pruitt believes that EPA regulations which were not passed by Congress should be overturned. He questions whether human activity plays any role in climate change.

All of these cabinet nominees will need to be confirmed by a majority of the U.S. Senate.