We’re surrounded by white dudes, God help us! CNN, MSNBC, fmr Clinton spox want you to know

A lot of white guys on Trump’s cabinet — and?

CNN observed Tuesday that with the selection of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, President-elect Donald Trump will appoint white males to head the four most influential departments of his administration.

This will be the first this happened since George H.W. Bush did so in 1989.

The other top spots include retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama as attorney general and former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin to head the Treasury Department.

The cable news network reported:

Of Trump’s 18 choices to date — excluding his vice president and senior White House staff — 14 are white, of which 12 are male. None are Latino. By comparison, 11 of the corresponding positions in Obama’s first Cabinet were white — with seven men and four women — along with Latino labor and interior secretaries and three African-Americans, two of whom were women.

Trump’s lone African-American choice, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, will run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which primarily deals with city planning. Of his four female appointees, the highest profile is billionaire Republican donor and “school choice” activist Betsy DeVos. Fast-food titan Andy Puzder will run the Labor Department and billionaire businessman Wilbur Ross is the choice for commerce secretary.


CNN tweeted this graphic to help drive their point home.

One person observed a glaring omission — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who was appointed as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Haley is both a woman and of Indian descent.

And there were one or two others that were absent from CNN’s gallery. Is this another case of fake news delivered by the network? When taken all together, Trump will come close to having more women on his cabinet than any other president.

Former Clinton spokesman Jesse Lehrich observed that the order of succession — should Trump become incapacitated — was dominated by white males.

Elections, as they say, have consequences.

Oops! Apparently, liberals do think that way, as this recent photo of a Huffington Post editorial board meeting can attest.

And speaking of liberals, there’s no MSNBC host more left-leaning than Rachel Maddow, who has reportedly taken up the cause. Maddow retweeted:

What? Not a single male in the top spots? Not a single person of color? Apparently, it’s OK when liberals stack the deck. And speaking of editorial departments, maybe it’s time that CNN shook up its own.

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