Trump Picks His Former Caddy to Replace Hope Hicks as White House Communications Director

Donald Trump’s lack of any political experience or intelligence has manifested itself in a multitude of ways. Most troubling are those wherein he implements policies that are overtly idiotic and harmful. But he also demonstrates his inability to govern by his appointments to critical White House and cabinet positions. These include his daughter Ivanka, her husband Jared, Ben Carson, Rick Perry, Scott Pruitt, etc.

Dan Scavino

Now CNN is reporting that Trump has found a replacement for his departing White House Communications Director Hope Hicks. And he has managed to select another person who completely lacks the requisite skills and experience to do the job. According to CNN Trump has answered the question of Hicks’ successor:

“The answer, at least in some capacity, will be Dan Scavino, the social media director who this week moved into the minuscule office a pace or two from Trump’s desk that Hicks spent the last week packing up. Described by aides as Trump’s “mini me,” who can channel his moods and voice as few others can, Scavino is the last remaining staffer from the launch of Trump’s presidential campaign still posted by the President’s side.”

Scavino is presently Trump’s Director of Social Media, a post where he was responsible for the President’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. In other words, his most trusted and important confidant. But he doesn’t have any experience with managing the press or developing the strategic media operations of a large enterprise.

This promotion may cheer Scavino up after the announcement yesterday that his wife has filed for divorce. But his personal problems will not likely be separated from his official duties. As Director of Social Media, Scavino was the identified as the person responsible for an anti-Semitic tweet that put Hillary Clinton inside a Jewish Star of David and called her corrupt. On another occasion he was reprimanded for violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits electioneering by White House staffers.

But Scavino isn’t even very good at the job he has now. Being in charge of Trump’s Twitter account he shouldn’t be posting tweets that are flagrantly false (or considering who he works for, maybe he should). Such as the time he posted a video that he said was of the Miami International Airport during Hurricane Irma (it wasn’t). Or the posting that was supposed to be of a collapsing building in the Caribbean (it was in Tibet). Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly cited Scavino as a reason she received death threats during the campaign. And even though Scavino often advances conspiracy theories from sites like Alex Jones’ InfoWorld, he is still the person most retweeted by the President.

This is just the latest incompetent to get a big promotion from Trump. Earlier this week the President nominated his personal White House physician, Ronny Jackson, to be the Secretary of the Veterans Administration. Putting people like Jackson and Scavino in charge of agencies like the VA or the White House communications Office is like making a PC tech the CEO of IBM. Even a good PC tech cannot possibly do that job. But that’s what we’ve come to in the Era of Trump. He doesn’t actually know anyone with the requisite credentials to conduct the complex work of government. So he installs his friends and family from whom he can expect blind loyalty. And the nation is going to suffer as a result.

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3 thoughts on “Trump Picks His Former Caddy to Replace Hope Hicks as White House Communications Director

  1. I must say that if any of the Family Values Republicans would admit their pick was wrong,( a 5 time Draft-Dodging, 3 time Married Adulterer, who owes Vladimir Putin hundreds of millions of dollars/rubles in Loans, and praises the removal of our First Amendment, as he denounces the POWs who were tortured in Vietnam, and is insane in his attitudes, I would contemplate, maybe, possibly in the future forgive one or two. They never will so I won’t have to. Just what kind of “families” do they have?

    • Republicans had a chance to choose country (and decency) over party and failed miserably. They not only tolerated Trump’s arrogance and ignorance, they encouraged it, to the detriment of the nation. Now they must be held accountable. They are just as culpable for the harm Trump does as he is.

      • Since it appears The Family Values Republican candidates were all willing to put up with abuse of their wives and themselves in the National arena by Trump, it proved they had no spine. If the Russians had trash on all of them, it would explain why they cowered before Vladimir Putin’s choice for our President. I agree all are responsible for who they put in Office, and that must be the “bumper sticker” of 2018 Elections. Trump has no Loyalty to the United States and that alone should be grounds for Impeachment, and all of his denouncements of Nation, the Intelligence Agencies, the men and women who captured and became POWs, along with hidden Loans from Russia confirm it.

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