Has any past president had so much trouble with their cabinet picks

March 2, 2017, 11:00 pm

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The debate "Has any past president had so much trouble with their cabinet picks" was started by PsychDave on March 2, 2017, 11:00 pm. 6 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 0 person is on the disagree side. There needs to be more votes to see what the common perception is. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.



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Nemiroff
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many weren't exaggerated.
some revelations even made the president lose faith in his pick. another forced another to recuse himself from what may be the most important investigation in this nations history.

both of these decisions were made by his administration thanks to the reporting of the press, and these are exactly the reasons the press IS IN THE FREAKING CONSTITUTION.

2 years, 3 months ago

Many of his cabinet picks "scandals" were overly exaggerated, and many of the preleft as not have the democrats rip their reputation apart.

2 years, 3 months ago
PsychDave
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That is the problem. Several of his picks have stepped down or had scandals already. That doesn't mean the responsibility rests with Trump of they lied in their Senate hearings, but he seems to be having a lot of problems with his cabinet and I don't remember seeing this with past presidents. That is why I asked. I want to know if the media is simply reporting it where they didn't before, or if Trump's cabinet really is having more scandals and turnover.

2 years, 3 months ago
PsychDave
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It does look look like Nixon changed cabinet members too, but it looks like they mostly changed once every few years. Of the ones who took the positions in 1969, most made it to 1971. It seems like at least for the first few years his picks hung in there. I can't find coverage of any scandals around them, but that could also be due to changes in technology, leading to more reporting and more availability of information.

2 years, 3 months ago

I'm not sure, but I think he's trying to choose it very carefully as it can have very bad repercussions if he chooses wrong

2 years, 3 months ago
blue_rayy
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nixon?

2 years, 3 months ago

I don't mean this topic to become an attack on Trump. I want to know if there is historic precedent for what has happened with his various picks. Past presidents must have had people step down or be pushed out. I wondered if it was simply being publicized more with Trump than past presidents.

2 years, 3 months ago
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