Trump’s Casting Calls

It comes as no surprise that Donald Trump, media showman and carnival barker, is approaching the staffing of his administration as if it were a casting call, culling candidates for top positions by their looks. Does person X look like he or she fits the role? Apparently, Rex Tillerson got the nod for Secretary of State in part because he looks like someone who would be in that job, with his “central casting” quality and his “silver hair and boardroom demeanor.”  Two articles about this example of Trump’s obsession with the superficial:

“Donald Trump Is Holding a Government Casting Call: He’s Seeking ‘The Look'” from The Washington Post

“Donald Trump Wants a Certain ‘Look’ in His Cabinet,” from Time

And one humorous take on the subject:

“Trump Cabinet Casting Notice,” from The Washington Post

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