“This is the definition of nepotism that we would condemn from the least democratic nations in the world.”
Hm. So, having unpaid positions on their father’s transition team is “nepotism?” A transition team is a transition team. During a transition, it seems to me that the President-elect seeks out first and foremost people he trusts. But, be that as it may. This is a transition team, not a permanent job. It goes away in a month. No big deal in the large scheme of things. I find it odd that he has his kids in there, but it’s his perogative and doesn’t imply any ill intent to me.
“If that’s not a kleptocracy I don’t know what is.”
Well, it’s not a kleptocracy until power is actually wielded to influence for the profit of the few. I can’t imagine a situation where there’s NOT been a risk of a kleptocracy forming, in any presidential administration. Kind of goes with the territory, that you take the candidate at their word that that is not their intent.
If we live in a society where the President of the United States publicly bullies companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Carrier you can imagine what’s coming for our sector when they try to stand up to Trump’s autocratic tendencies.
I don’t know what you’re envisioning where as a SECTOR everyone would stand up to Trump. Do you mean that if he regulates, for example H1-Bs to insure that there is no compensation advantage in hiring a visaholder…..you’d break the law to “stand up to him?”
Doesn’t sound wise.