Making America Great Again, Step by Step:
Step 6: Pressed about recent meetings with Japanese, Indian, and British officials in which business affairs were apparently discussed, Donald Trump opined that “The president can’t have a conflict of interest,” and “The law’s totally on my side.”
Step 7: Donald Trump told the British government who he would prefer to be their next ambassador to the US, and the British response was very British: “There is no vacancy.”
Step 8: Donald Trump thought Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live was one-sided and not funny, and so he asked NBC for “equal time.”
Step 9: Donald Trump felt that the cast of “Hamilton” was way out of line in urging from the stage that the vice president-elect, who was in attendance, adopt a more enlightened immigration policy than the campaign had advocated, saying the theater must be a “safe space” and issuing a demand: “Apologize!”
Step 10: Donald Trump appointed Michigan billionaire, hard-right wing public school opponent and voucher advocate Betsy DeVos, 58, to the post of Secretary of Education. The former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, she was a driving force behind a failed 2000 ballot proposal to amend the state Constitution to create a voucher system allowing taxpayer funds to support students attending nonpublic schools. Her brother, Erik Prince, is the founder and former CEO of the security firm Blackwater Worldwide that was banned from Iraq after the fatal shootings of 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007.
More to come.