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Kurt Walters, Dec 7 at 10:51 AM
We never thought a Trump presidency would be a walk in the park, but things are shaping up even worse than we imagined.
Trump’s first nominations to his cabinet are a horrifying mix of racists, xenophobes, sexists, Wall Street insiders, and corporate cronies.
Trump’s cabinet picks expose the real Trump agenda: harnessing hateful ideology to gain power and using it to enrich Trump, his cronies, and huge corporations.
Tell the Senate: Use your confirmation power to block Trump’s cabinet of hate and Wall Street greed.
It wasn’t long ago that Donald Trump promised to be a “president for all Americans” and to make the economy work for ordinary people instead of wealthy elites.
Maybe he thought we’d forget, because it’s clear as day that those promises were nothing more than a way to grab power. Just look at who he’s nominating:
Foreclosure profiteer Steve Mnuchin (Treasury Secretary) – This former Goldman Sachs executive got rich running a “foreclosure machine,” kicking working Americans out of their homes using techniques a federal judge called “harsh, repugnant, shocking and repulsive.” He foreclosed on well over 36,000 homes. Mnuchin’s “number one priority on the regulatory side”? Attacking the Dodd-Frank reforms reining in Wall Street.
Anti-woman racist Jeff Sessions (Attorney General) – A Republican-led Judiciary Committee deemed him too racist to confirm as a federal judge… in 1986. Sessions would be responsible for enforcing the nation’s civil rights laws – despite a history of calling a black subordinate “boy,” “joking” about supporting the Ku Klux Klan, and calling the ACLU and NAACP “un-American.” His anti-woman agenda is so extreme he voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and said “I don’t characterize” grabbing women by the genitals “as sexual assault.”
Wall Street billionaire Wilbur Ross (Secretary of Commerce) – Wilbur Ross is a Wall Street billionaire who made his money as a notorious “vulture investor.” The so-called “king of bankruptcy,” he offshored American textile jobs to China and Mexico and 12 coal workers controversially died at his mine in West Virginia. But he complains that “the 1 percent is being picked on for political reasons.”
The Senate can block these unacceptable picks if we make a loud enough outcry.
That’s why Demand Progress organized BlockTrumpsCabinet.com, and joined forces with over 20 leading progressive groups to send a crystal clear message: The Senate must stand up against hate and greed.
- Sign the petition to tell the Senate to block Trump’s cabinet of hatemongers and corporate cronies by going to BlockTrumpsCabinet.com.
Personnel is policy. Trump’s outrageous cabinet nominations make it clear that the only policy Trump will advance is what benefits himself and his corporate buddies.
The best way to expose the real Trump agenda is for Democrats to stand united against every outrageous, unacceptable step he takes. That starts NOW, with his cabinet of hate and Wall Street greed.
The Senate will be a razor close 52-48 divide between Republicans and Democrats in 2017 and many key Senate committees will be split 10-9 or 11-10.
If Democrats stick together, it will only take a handful of principled Republican votes to block any Trump nominee who champions hate or greed.
Tell the Senate: Block and resist Trump’s cabinet of hatred and corporate greed. Oppose any Trump nominee who embraces racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, climate denial, and Wall Street greed.