CNN’s political team has made a shocking discovery: President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to fill the post of secretary of state means that his top four most influential departments could be led by white men.
CNN’s politics feed even included a handy photo reference showing that most of Trump’s picks are, indeed, white … and don’t even get us started on CNN’s choice to say they “dominate” the top cabinet posts.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 13, 2016
Here’s CNN’s official tally so far, although a handful of posts have yet to be filled:
Of Trump’s 17 choices to date — excluding his vice president and senior White House staff — 13 are white, of which 11 are male. None are Latino. By comparison, 11 of the corresponding positions in Obama’s first cabinet were white — with seven males and four females — along with a Latino labor secretary and three African-Americans, two of whom were women.
Wow, 13 whites, as compared to 11 filling corresponding positions in Obama’s cabinet. That’s really something.
@CNNPolitics Where is Nikki Haley?
— Michael Gustafson (@GusSeattle) December 13, 2016
@CNNPolitics Where's Linda McMahon & Nikki Haley? Selective editing?
— Brian Cartwright (@blcartwright) December 13, 2016
Linda McMahon and Nikki Haley didn’t make the tweet, but they do rate a mention in the article, which also features a more complete version of the graphic. The big four positions, though — Treasury, Defense, secretary of state, and attorney general — are filled by white men; hence, their domination of the top cabinet posts.
— Curtis T. (@cigarhound) December 13, 2016
— Wilhelm II (@knightofgood) December 13, 2016
— Trump's WreckingBall (@JanJohnsonFL) December 13, 2016
Unfortunately, CNN’s article was cut off before the writers could make their point.
— Andy Nagel (@andynagel) December 13, 2016
@CNNPolitics slow news day so we try and create controversy?
— John Ashby (@jashby23) December 13, 2016
@CNNPolitics OMG……are you freaking kidding me? He is appointing the most qualified person for each position BTW- more females than Obama
— Bob Brundige (@brundige_bob) December 13, 2016
@CNNPolitics Maybe he's judging them more by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Seems like a nobel idea.
— Jim Dandie (@realjimdandie) December 13, 2016
@CNNPolitics you have got to be kidding.Who is sitting in your think tank coming up with these crap headlines? Fire them
— Nancy LaForce (@laforcewithu) December 13, 2016
Did somebody say fire?
— Deplorable Jonas (@VillainPolitics) December 13, 2016
— The 57th State ℅EF™ (@EF517_V2) December 13, 2016