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Most Republicans with any brains and experience are shunning the nascent Trump administration, which means various non-entities are emerging as potential leaders of major government departments.

While this exceedingly limited talent pool is bad news for America, it is comedy gold for Seth Meyers, who takes “a closer look” at potential nominees Rick Perry and Ben Carson (whose spokesman has admitted he has no qualifications whatsoever for any cabinet post).

And then there is Trump’s self-serving statement on conflicts of interest – including his relationship with the Bank of China – which evokes memories of another crooked president.

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