Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence stand onstage at U.S. Bank Arena on Dec. 1, 2016, in Cincinnati. Trump took time off from selecting the Cabinet for his incoming administration to celebrate his victory in the general election.
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Donald Trumps slogan of "Make America great again" was seen by many as a kinder way of saying "Make America white again," and since he became the president-elect, Trump's Cabinet has been looking light on color. According to the Associated Press, Trump is on pace to create the "least diverse Cabinet in a quarter-century."

While he has selected a few women for his Cabinet, Trump's highest-profile positions have all been given to rich white men. His choices to lead the departments of Treasury, State, Defense and Justice—along with the top White House jobs of chief of staff, national security adviser and senior adviser—are all white men, AP reports. White men will also "run the departments of Commerce, Energy, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services as well as the Environmental Protection Agency," according to AP.


Currently, white men are also top contenders for Trump's three remaining Cabinet positions: Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, and the Office of Management and Budget. Currently there are no Latinos in Trump's Cabinet and only one African American: Ben Carson, for Housing and Urban Development secretary.

Trump spokesman Jason Miller claimed that Trump's team would be "very broad and diverse, both with the Cabinet and the administration," but that broad diversity appears to refer to differing types of wealthy white men.

So far, Trump has selected only five women and/or nonwhite people among the 16 Cabinet positions he's filled so far: In addition to Carson, there's South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador; former Bush-administration Labor Secretary Elaine Chao for transportation secretary; activist Betsy DeVos as secretary of education; and World Wrestling executive Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration, AP reports.

Clearly, Trump's idea of diversity doesn't reflect what most of us would expect, unless you count varying shades of whiteness—then Trump's spray-on-tan means we have the first orange president.


Read more at the Associated Press.

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