Trump’s Nominees: The Final List

 

With so many names floating around, it’s been hard to keep track of Donald Trump’s cabinet and cabinet-level nominees. I created a table with all of the President-elect’s choices.

Cabinet

Agriculture Sonny Perdue
Attorney General Sen. Jeff Sessions jeff_sessions
Central Intelligence Rep. Mike Pompeo mike_pompeo
Commerce Wilbur Ross wilbur_ross
Defense Gen. James Mattis james_mattis
Education Betsy DeVos betsy_devos
Energy Gov. Rick Perry rick perry
Health and Human Services Rep. Tom Price tom_price
Homeland Security Gen. John Kelly john_kelly
Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson ben_carson
Interior Rep. Ryan Zinke
Labor Andrew Puzder andy_puzder
State Rex Tillerson rex_tillerson
Transportation Elaine Chao elaine_chao
Treasury Steven Mnuchin steven_mnunchin
Veterans Affairs David Shulkin

Cabinet-level officials

Ambassador to the United Nations Gov. Nikki Haley nikki_haley
Chief of Staff Reince Priebus reince-priebus
Chief Strategist Steve Bannon steve_bannon
Director, National Economic Council Gary Cohn Gary_Cohn
Director, National Intelligence Dan Coats
Environmental Protection Agency Okla. AG Scott Pruitt scott_pruitt
National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn michael_flynn
Office of Management and Budget Rep. Mick Mulvaney
Press Secretary Sean Spicer
Small Business Administration Linda McMahon linda_mcmahon
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer
White House Counsel Donald McGahn II

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  1. Trink Coolidge
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    Excellent!  Thank you.

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  2. EJHill Podcaster
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    I will accept nothing less than an appointment to the FCC. #MakingTelegraphyGreatAgain

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  3. rico Member
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    Interesting that Trump hasn’t yet named his freebie choices in the economic domain (Econ Advisers Chair, OMB, Trade).

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  4. Manny Member
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    For the most part, they’ve been excellent picks.  I am hesitant to support (actually who gives a rat’s behind who I support) Mnuchin.  He comes from the same central left Keysnians that have been around.  But I liked Trump’s economic plan developed mostly by Kudlow.  It was one of the things that allowed me to give up my disdain to Trump.  Let’s see how Mnuchin executes it.

    But I have to say I find Rex Tillerson at State to be baffling.  What experience does he have?  Who the hell is he?  I know, CEO of Exxonmobile.  But for Secretary of State?

    By the way, nice summary for us Jon.

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  5. The King Prawn Member
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    The rumor mill has Perry for energy.

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  6. The King Prawn Member
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    Manny: But I have to say I find Rex Tillerson at State to be baffling. What experience does he have? Who the hell is he? I know, CEO of Exxonmobile. But for Secretary of State?

    According to the left (and even some on the right) because Russia is calling the shots. Has any of the breathless assumptions about any of the picks panned out yet?

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  7. cdor Member
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    Manny:For the most part, they’ve been excellent picks. I am hesitant to support (actually who gives a rat’s behind who I support) Mnuchin. He comes from the same central left Keysnians that have been around. But I liked Trump’s economic plan developed mostly by Kudlow. It was one of the things that allowed me to give up my disdain to Trump. Let’s see how Mnuchin executes it.

    But I have to say I find Rex Tillerson at State to be baffling. What experience does he have? Who the hell is he? I know, CEO of Exxonmobile. But for Secretary of State?

    By the way, nice summary for us Jon.

    Hi Manny. I am sure by now you have been able to find out who Tillerson is and I hope you are warming to him. Remember, McCain and Graham are objecting (along with Rubio). That is kind of a plus for me. Also, how could he be anything but an improvement over Clinton and Kerry?

    Seriously, McCain has been correct at least four times over the last 40 years. Maybe it’s his time again. Besides, he hasn’t been named yet. From Trump’s list, the only two that I strongly object to are Romney and Corker . My first choice is Bolton, but rumor has it that Bolton will be Deputy SOS.

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  8. billy Member
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    Manny:But I have to say I find Rex Tillerson at State to be baffling. What experience does he have? Who the hell is he? I know, CEO of Exxonmobile. But for Secretary of State?

    By the way, nice summary for us Jon.

    I think it is healthy to bring in people from outside of government. As far as experience, ExxonMobil does business all over the world, often with foreign governments. And it is practical, as opposed to academic, experience.

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  9. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    Ambassador to the United Nations requires Senate confirmation.  Otherwise, John Bolton would not have been blocked and appointed through a recess appointment.  I think all ambassadors have to be approved such as the time when Jesse Helms blocked and prevented Bill Weld from becoming Ambassador to Mexico during the Clinton administration.

    Some others like Trade Representative and Environmental Protection Agency might need to be confirmed too.

    Ambassador to China has been named, if you want to add the ambassadors too.

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  10. cdor Member
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    The King Prawn:The rumor mill has Perry for energy.

    Gee KP, it looks as if you are almost as enamored with these excellent choices as am I. You ability to disguise your joy is remarkable,

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  11. Trumpus Maximus Meridius Decimus Abacus Member
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    I always get talked about as if I’m not really a Member.

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  12. I Walton Member
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    Goldman Sachs seems ubiquitous. What do we know about Mnuchin?  Has he written anything?    Has he spoken or written anything on economic policy?  What are his view on the corrupt quagmire of bank regulation?   It is not enough to repeal Dodd Frank.  The financial sector isn’t a swamp it’s a swank yacht club that controls all the harbors.  Is he a man who can dig into the deregulation we need in our financial sector or is he part of the problem?

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  13. Curt North Member
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    That’s a mighty fine looking list you made there, thank you.

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  14. I Walton Member
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    The Cloaked Gaijin:Ambassador to the United Nations requires Senate confirmation. Otherwise, John Bolton would not have been blocked and appointed through a recess appointment. I think all ambassadors have to be approved such as the time when Jesse Helms blocked and prevented Bill Weld from becoming Ambassador to Mexico during the Clinton administration.

    Some others like Trade Representative and Environmental Protection Agency might need to be confirmed too.

    Ambassador to China has been named, if you want to add the ambassadors too.

    All ambassadors require Senate confirmation.  Senator Dodd told the State Department who they could nominate for where from lists vetted with him.  Jesse Helms had to play hardball in public.  Dodd was a leftist, a crook and a degenerate and did most things behind the scenes often using a staffer who many of my colleagues thought was a Cuban agent.   I’m so glad that particular swamp creature is gone.

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  15. tigerlily Member
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    The Cloaked Gaijin:Ambassador to the United Nations requires Senate confirmation. Otherwise, John Bolton would not have been blocked and appointed through a recess appointment. I think all ambassadors have to be approved such as the time when Jesse Helms blocked and prevented Bill Weld from becoming Ambassador to Mexico during the Clinton administration.

    Some others like Trade Representative and Environmental Protection Agency might need to be confirmed too.

    Ambassador to China has been named, if you want to add the ambassadors too.

    Yeah, I can’t believe the head of the EPA with all the damage that agency has done and has the potential to do doesn’t require Senate confirmation.

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  16. cdor Member
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    @cdor

    tigerlily:

    The Cloaked Gaijin:Ambassador to the United Nations requires Senate confirmation. Otherwise, John Bolton would not have been blocked and appointed through a recess appointment. I think all ambassadors have to be approved such as the time when Jesse Helms blocked and prevented Bill Weld from becoming Ambassador to Mexico during the Clinton administration.

    Some others like Trade Representative and Environmental Protection Agency might need to be confirmed too.

    Ambassador to China has been named, if you want to add the ambassadors too.

    Yeah, I can’t believe the head of the EPA with all the damage that agency has done and has the potential to do doesn’t require Senate confirmation.

    He does require Senate confirmation…but thanks to Harry Reid, it only takes a majority (51) Senators. Next year 52 Senators will be Republican. Remember after Obama claimed there were 57 States, he got rid of 7 of those States by executive order. Thus only 100 Senators.

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  17. The King Prawn Member
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    cdor:

    The King Prawn:The rumor mill has Perry for energy.

    Gee KP, it looks as if you are almost as enamored with these excellent choices as am I. You ability to disguise your joy is remarkable,

    Why are you being a jackass? This was a simple statement of what the news headlines currently contain.

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  18. billy Member
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    The Cloaked Gaijin:Ambassador to the United Nations requires Senate confirmation. Otherwise, John Bolton would not have been blocked and appointed through a recess appointment. I think all ambassadors have to be approved such as the time when Jesse Helms blocked and prevented Bill Weld from becoming Ambassador to Mexico during the Clinton administration.

    Some others like Trade Representative and Environmental Protection Agency might need to be confirmed too.

    Ambassador to China has been named, if you want to add the ambassadors too.

    The EPA administrator requires Senate confirmation, which will be a tough fight that as AG Pruitt has sued the agency  more than once.

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  19. Umbra Fractus Member
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    Manny:But I have to say I find Rex Tillerson at State to be baffling. What experience does he have? Who the hell is he? I know, CEO of Exxonmobile. But for Secretary of State?

     

    What worries me about some of these picks (which are, on the whole, more good than bad, it must be said) is that it kind of reveals a pattern where the Trump administration seems to care only about economics and doesn’t seem to be paying attention to America’s other interests. Tillerson might make sense if you see diplomacy as a fundamentally economic issue, but there’s a whole lot more to State’s mission than just making trade deals.

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  20. cdor Member
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    @cdor

    The King Prawn:

    cdor:

    The King Prawn:The rumor mill has Perry for energy.

    Gee KP, it looks as if you are almost as enamored with these excellent choices as am I. You ability to disguise your joy is remarkable,

    Why are you being a jackass? This was a simple statement of what the news headlines currently contain.

    Perhaps I did not know which Perry you were referring to. Jackass yourself.

    The King Prawn: According to the left (and even some on the right) because Russia is calling the shots. Has any of the breathless assumptions about any of the picks panned out yet?

     

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  21. The King Prawn Member
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    cdor:

    The King Prawn:

    cdor:

    The King Prawn:The rumor mill has Perry for energy.

    Gee KP, it looks as if you are almost as enamored with these excellent choices as am I. You ability to disguise your joy is remarkable,

    Why are you being a jackass? This was a simple statement of what the news headlines currently contain.

    Perhaps I did not know which Perry you were referring to. Jackass yourself.

    The King Prawn: According to the left (and even some on the right) because Russia is calling the shots. Has any of the breathless assumptions about any of the picks panned out yet?

    We can’t really trust what the news is saying on the picks. Trump has misdirected the reporters and surprised many already, so crediting their assumptions (especially about Tiller) seems unwise. He’s still playing the media, which is solid entertainment.

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  22. Concretevol Thatcher
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    cdor: Also, how could he be anything but an improvement over Clinton and Kerry?

    That’s a low bar but it’s true that if he doesn’t think airconditioning is a greater threat than ISIS it will be an upgrade.

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  23. Manny Member
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    The King Prawn:

    Manny: But I have to say I find Rex Tillerson at State to be baffling. What experience does he have? Who the hell is he? I know, CEO of Exxonmobile. But for Secretary of State?

    According to the left (and even some on the right) because Russia is calling the shots.

    Yes, i heard that, but that’s ridiculous.

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  24. The King Prawn Member
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    Manny:

    The King Prawn:

    Manny: But I have to say I find Rex Tillerson at State to be baffling. What experience does he have? Who the hell is he? I know, CEO of Exxonmobile. But for Secretary of State?

    According to the left (and even some on the right) because Russia is calling the shots.

    Yes, i heard that, but that’s ridiculous.

    Yep. More of the hyperventilating, which Trump uses to his advantage. I may not like the guy, but it is still fun to watch the press’s ox get gored over and over again.

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  25. Manny Member
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    Umbra Fractus:

    Manny:But I have to say I find Rex Tillerson at State to be baffling. What experience does he have? Who the hell is he? I know, CEO of Exxonmobile. But for Secretary of State?

    What worries me about some of these picks (which are, on the whole, more good than bad, it must be said) is that it kind of reveals a pattern where the Trump administration seems to care only about economics and doesn’t seem to be paying attention to America’s other interests. Tillerson might make sense if you see diplomacy as a fundamentally economic issue, but there’s a whole lot more to State’s mission than just making trade deals.

    Good point.  I think Mattis at Defense infuses the team with a solid “do-what’s-right” approach.

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  26. She Reagan
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    The King Prawn:

    cdor:

    The King Prawn:The rumor mill has Perry for energy.

    Gee KP, it looks as if you are almost as enamored with these excellent choices as am I. You ability to disguise your joy is remarkable,

    Why are you being a jackass? This was a simple statement of what the news headlines currently contain.

    Please, both of you, cut it out.  @cdor, don’t try to invent a reason for having an argument where there clearly is none.  TKP, please don’t fall for the bait.  Stick to the subject of the post, both of you, and don’t let this drag on.

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  27. Umbra Fractus Member
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    Concretevol:

    cdor: Also, how could he be anything but an improvement over Clinton and Kerry?

    That’s a low bar but it’s true that if he doesn’t think airconditioning is a greater threat than ISIS it will be an upgrade.

    “Better than Kerry,” is not good enough. The election is over. We need to stop comparing what Trump does to what the Democrats have/might have done, and start judging him on his own merits.

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  28. The King Prawn Member
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    Umbra Fractus:

    Concretevol:

    cdor: Also, how could he be anything but an improvement over Clinton and Kerry?

    That’s a low bar but it’s true that if he doesn’t think airconditioning is a greater threat than ISIS it will be an upgrade.

    “Better than Kerry,” is not good enough. The election is over. We need to stop comparing what Trump does to what the Democrats have/might have done, and start judging him on his own merits.

    Yes. The minimum standard when comparing to the last 8 years is probably “not a communist.” We should hold our elected officials to a higher standard than that.

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  29. cdor Member
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    She:

    The King Prawn:

    cdor:

    The King Prawn:The rumor mill has Perry for energy.

    Gee KP, it looks as if you are almost as enamored with these excellent choices as am I. You ability to disguise your joy is remarkable,

    Why are you being a jackass? This was a simple statement of what the news headlines currently contain.

    Please, both of you, cut it out. @cdor, don’t try to invent a reason for having an argument where there clearly is none. TKP, please don’t fall for the bait. Stick to the subject of the post, both of you, and don’t let this drag on.

    I think this was a misunderstanding and is over.

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  30. She Reagan
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    cdor:

    She:

    The King Prawn:

    cdor:

    The King Prawn:The rumor mill has Perry for energy.

    Gee KP, it looks as if you are almost as enamored with these excellent choices as am I. You ability to disguise your joy is remarkable,

    Why are you being a jackass? This was a simple statement of what the news headlines currently contain.

    Please, both of you, cut it out. @cdor, don’t try to invent a reason for having an argument where there clearly is none. TKP, please don’t fall for the bait. Stick to the subject of the post, both of you, and don’t let this drag on.

    I think this was a misunderstanding and is over.

    Great!

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