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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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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump on Monday evening called for law enforcement across the country to dominate the ongoing protests and riots in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police. The dark and authoritarian message delivered from the Rose Garden was sharply juxtaposed on cable news with images of peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates who were fired on by police with tear gas.

The president threatened to send the military into the streets if the unrest could not be quelled by other means.

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