Trump Admits That He Picks His Nominees By Watching TV

Trump admitted that he gets his nominees by watching television and that he does no vetting of the people that he nominates.

Trump is nominating people based on what he watches on TV

Trump said, “No, you, vet for me. I like when you vet. You vet. I think the white house has a great vetting process. You vet for me. When I give a name, I give it out to the press, and you vet for me. A lot of times you do a very good job. Not always. I think the — if you look at it, I mean if you take a look at it, the vetting process for the white house is very good. But you’re part of the vetting process, you know. I give out a name to the press and they vet for me. We save a lot of money that way. But in the case of John, I really believe he was being treated very harshly and very unfairly.”

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Jin Acosta confirmed that Trump nominated Ratcliffe based on watching him during Mueller’s testimony:

Trump doesn’t vet his own nominees

The only criteria for getting a job in the Trump administration is performing well on television and getting Trump good media coverage. Trump’s lack of vetting is why he holds the record for most presidential cabinet members indicted in a first term. The president isn’t nominating people for important public sector jobs based on their expertise or experience. He is watching TV and picking people who say nice things about him.

This isn’t the government should work and it is one of the reasons why Trump is running one of the most corrupt and dysfunctional administrations in the nation’s history.