In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Trump aggressively pushed the drug hydroxychloroquine. Doctors suggested that, at best, the drug was useless and at worst, the treatment could be dangerous.
Haaland and Buttigieg, as just two examples from Biden’s Cabinet choices, aren’t looking for apologies necessarily; when they speak, they are diagnosing what holds us all back so we can move beyond these past and persistent repressions to give full life, to create an optimal society and economy, for all Americans.
Ben Carson, President Donald Trump’s Housing and Urban Development Secretary, used an unapproved herbal supplement to treat Covid-19 following a recommendation from Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow.
Lindell has recommended that people should take
oleander extract to treat coronavirus symptoms. Carson told The Washington Post that his symptoms disappeared within hours of taking it.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson said that back in his day there was real systemic racism, as he downplayed the systemic racism of today.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson admitted that Trump has no plan to deal with the docking of The Grand Princess and the 3,500 passengers potentially exposed to coronavirus.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) had to explain to HUD Secretary Ben Carson how his own agency works during a House hearing.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson says he’s raising rents to put poor Americans to work, but according to
a new study reported in The Washington Post
The Republicans’ war on government continues unabated in the Trump Administration. By continuing to appoint cabinet members who are both corrupt and incompetent, President Donald Trump has succeeded in undermining Americans’ faith in their government. As a result (Republicans hope) fewer people will look to government for solutions to their problems. If the government doesn’t function properly then how can it solve peoples’ problems?
The war on government started in earnest during the presidency of Ronald Reagan who famously said in his 1981 inaugural address, “Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem.”
But, according to the Washington Post, “the Trump administration is taking this to a whole new level. His Cabinet and other appointees are like termites, burrowing inside the government structure, taking it apart from within, and causing foundation rot and damage as they go about their work.”
So let’s examine more closely how Trump’s cabinet appointees are doing their best to destroy the government of the United States:
The New York Times recently reported that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is severely cutting back a major Education Department investigation into fraud at for-profit colleges. Investigations are ending, and a former dean being investigated for fraud is now in charge of the investigative team.
Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has also shut down many investigations into financial-firm misbehavior, including one into the corrupt payday loan industry which preys on poor people. He also famously said that while a Congressman he only met with lobbyists who gave him money.
With all of his ethical scandals, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is singlehandedly trying to make the Trump Administration the most corrupt in history. But more importantly, he is undoing decades of environmental protections that could have a lasting effect long after he is booted out of office. He reversed a ban on a pesticide that can cause brain damage in children. He’s rolling back auto emissions standards. And just yesterday it came out that the EPA has blocked the publication of a study on water pollution so Americans can’t find out how polluted their drinking water is.
And of course HUD Secretary Ben Carson, a former surgeon who knows nothing about housing policy, wants to raise the rent for low-income tenants. He recently appointed a former Uber driver as one of his top deputies in HUD.
In the Veterans Administration, a multibillion-dollar rollout of a new computer system intended to improve health care of veterans (supported by Jared Kushner) is “
riddled with problems so severe
Trump's HUD Secretary Ben Carson is proposing that the amount of rent paid by the most economically vulnerable Americans who receive housing assistance.
Ben Carson says slaves were immigrant, only packed like sardines and chained in the cargo holds. Next, he'll tell us this was 'economy class'
Carson can’t possibly imagine why President Obama would think of doing “something of that nature,” something like helping Americans at not cost to anyone.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tore apart Ben Carson's non-answer on whether or not any HUD money would go to Trump and his family to expose an incoming administration that is creating a climate of corruption.
Trump’s choices are unqualified, but they were chosen for their desire to eradicate federal agencies, not their level of competence or expertise.
Donald Trump has moved Fox News' "whole roster off of Rupert Murdoch and onto the taxpayers of the United States."
Ben Carson doesn't want to serve in the Trump administration because he feels he has no government experience. Carson ran against Trump to be the Republican nominee for president.
Ben Carson was being interviewed by CNN in front of his childhood home in Detroit when he randomly thought of his luggage and walked off the nationally televised interview to find his bags.
Calling Trump's wealth a disadvantage was stunningly stupid, but it's par for the course.
There are "two Trumps", Ben Carson said during an event to announce his endorsement of former rival Donald Trump. Carson also alleged that one of these two Trumps is more cerebral.
Ben Carson appears to have dropped out of the Republican race for president, but with a statement that sounded like he was dropping out, but didn't go as far as actually quitting, Carson has stayed true to his brand of vague crazy until the very end.
Here are the winners and losers from Super Tuesday.