As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to fill his cabinet with “only the best people.” Within the first year, the more qualified people were fleeing his administration in droves — discouraged by working for a man so clearly unfit for office .
As of November 9, 2020, Trump’s turnover rate for his “A team,” as defined by Brookings, was 91%. But no charts, graphs, or stats can measure how awful the people in his inner circle and administration have been.
With so many morally bankrupt insiders, it’s hard to whittle the list down. But here’s my ranking of the ten worst people who served the worst president in history.
10. Steven Mnuchin, Cold-Hearted Secretary of the Treasury
Steven Mnuchin put $455 billion in emergency-lending funds into an account his successor will need authorization from Congress to use. Money that could be used immediately to help struggling Americans survive a third spike of coronavirus. He may have the harmless face of a failed sketch comedy actor, but he’s truly an awful human being.
9. Jared Kushner, Pampered Princeling and Senior Fuck Up
This unqualified poster boy for nepotism put together an impressive string of failures, including Middle East peace talks, immigration reform, and the distribution of pandemic supplies. Kushner doled out PPE supplies to private businesses loyal to Trump while Americans were dying. As a brutally honest Lincoln Project ad put it, “This pampered princeling has never met a problem he couldn’t fuck up.”