Donald Trump seems to be facing more hostility than his GOP predecessors regarding coverage by the liberal media. “Mr. Trump won in part due to the country’s distrust and disappointment in traditional politicians, yet the media continue to hammer him for not behaving like one,” writes Jason L. Riley in the WSJ. For example, according to the media, “Mr. Trump’s cabinet picks pose threats to the country ranging from merely grave to existential.”
Even as McDonald’s is replacing human cashiers with automated kiosks as unions push for a $15 minimum wage, the media is up in arms. The claim is that Andy Puzder, who believes a minimum wage hike will be bad for business.
Oklahoma’s AG Scott Pruitt, Trump’s pick for the EPA, is a climate change “denier” according to the press, for writing that scientists “continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind.”
Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, has no expertise in the housing policy run by a government agency, which as Mr. Riley notes, “is apparently more difficult than brain surgery.”
Elaine Chao, Trump’s pick to run the Transportation Department, is an “insider” because she has too much experience in government.
Because his company does business with Russia, Exxon Mobil’s chief exec Rex Tillerson should not be Secretary of State.
Yes, Donald Trump has said many foolish, inappropriate comments about women, minorities and immigrants. But he still got elected. Read more here from Jason Riley.
Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Jason Riley on why the president elect doesn’t care about talking heads and elite opinion.
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