Letter from America

The Trump team

Print edition : January 06, 2017

Trump has chosen three generals to be in his Cabinet: Micheal Flynn as National Security Adviser. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

Trump has chosen three generals to be in his Cabinet: John Kelly as head of Homeland Security. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump has chosen three generals to be in his Cabinet: James "Mad Dog" Mattis as head of the Defence Department. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesAFP

Trump has picked some of the richest people in the U.S. for his Cabinet: Steven Mnuchin (worth $46 million) as Treasury Secretary. Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA

Trump has picked some of the richest people in the U.S. for his Cabinet: Wilbur Ross (worth $2.9 billion) is to head the Commerce Department. Photo: AFP/ GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA

In the human services section, Trump has chosen weallthy people who have little understanding of the "forgotten Americans". Neither Betsy DeVos (worth $5.1 billion), who is to head the Education Department, or Dr Ben Carson (worth $26 million), who is to head the Housing and Urban Development Department, is in line with mission of the departments each will run. Photo: AFP/Getty Images North America

In the human services section, Trump has chosen weallthy people who have little understanding of the "forgotten Americans". Neither Betsy DeVos (worth $5.1 billion), who is to head the Education Department, or Dr Ben Carson (worth $26 million), who is to head the Housing and Urban Development Department, is in line with mission of the departments each will run. Photo: Stephen Dunn/AP

This is a government of fables. It is appropriate that it is led by Donald Trump, a man made more by the world of entertainment than by the world of governance.
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