Donald Trump's cabinet picks refecting what Metro State professor expected from Donald Trump

Posted at 3:30 PM, Dec 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-04 17:30:09-05

DENVER -- Metropolitan State University of Denver professor Dr. Norman Provizer said Donald Trump’s cabinet picks to this point reflect what you might expect from the President-elect.

“A number of controversial picks in terms of the people that they’ve talked about,” he told Anne Trujillo on this week’s Politics Unplugged. “A strong reliance on military people up to this point, and there is [sic] issues about that for example in the Defense Department. There’s always been this issue, 'do you really want generals in charge of the civilian defense department?' because we’re supposed to have civil control of the military not military control of the civilian government.”

Provizer said you can expect to see more controversial choices. He said so far, Trump’s choices have been strong supporters, which reflect the loyalty the president-elect focuses a lot on. But he said that may change, especially if he chooses Mitt Romney for Secretary of State or another position.

“No one can make any claim that Mitt Romney was loyal to the Republican nominee. He spoke of very vehemently against him,” Provizer said. “But it’s politics. As much as we say politics is going to change in some ways there is an element of it, people have their own interest, people have their own view of what’s good for the country and that can take on all kinds of different shapes.”


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