The Difference In Education Between Trump & Obama’s Cabinets Is Staggering
While there are no educational or professional restrictions barring our citizens from serving the public as part of a presidential administration, traditionally Presidents opt to choose the highest-qualified men and women for important positions, while usually being well-learned themselves. No longer is that the case. Trump and his administration are without a doubt the most wildly unqualified team to ever darken the door of the White House.
It should ring all sorts of alarm bells when you realize that the most educated man on the Trump staff is the sole black man, Dr. Ben Carson, who is a skilled surgeon but whose religious extremism clouds his muddled judgment. Trump himself will be the first president in 25 years to not have a graduate degree of any kind, and his proud ignorance has already become a major source of contention in national security circles.
The rest of his team is largely horrendously unqualified to run the departments they have been given control of.
The new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has billions of dollars but just a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College. The current Secretary of Education, John King Jr., “has a B.A. from Harvard, a master’s degree and doctorate from Columbia, and a law degree from Yale.”
The Department of Energy will now be run by former Texas Governor and Dancing With The Stars washout Rick Perry, who famously couldn’t remember the name of the department he wanted to abolish and will now run. Perry has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M and failed his college chemistry courses. He will be replacing Ernest Moniz, who is a Nobel Prize-winning nuclear physicist with a PhD from Stanford University.
Secretary of State John Kerry graduated from Yale with a degree in political science, has a J.D. from Boston College Law School, served in the Vietnam War, and spent two decades in Congress on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He will be replaced by Rex Tillerson, who has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and was the president of Boy Scouts of America before becoming the CEO of Exxon-Mobil.