ABC, NBC Smear Trump’s Cabinet Picks as ‘Really Old White Group’

As President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet selection process continued move along Sunday morning, the liberal media’s claims of chaos behind the scenes seemed to give way to cries of racism on the network morning shows. “So, there's a concern about lack of diversity so far in the hiring,” bemoaned ABC’s Paula Faris on Good Morning America, “We saw that he brought in Michelle Rhee and Nikki Haley, but is there really any likelihood of a pick who is not a white male at this point?

Faris had posed her ridiculous question to ABC’s Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, who on election night almost broke down in tears from Hillary Clinton’s loss. She said she would pass Faris’ question along to Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and said there were many spots still left to fill.

And not all of them are men, white men like as you said former chancellor of DC public schools Michelle Rhee who was also at Bedminster yesterday,” Raddatz noted before quickly jabbing at Trump, “The five picks announced so far have all been white men. So the pressure is on.

On the NBC’s Sunday Today, host Willie Geist left the smearing up to his guest John Heilemann, a man who had once compared Trump to the insane villain of the Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now. “As you look at that group right there in total, what do you see,” Geist inquired. “I see a really, really old white group of old white men,” Heilemann replied as he bumbled through his rant:

And I say that not to be snide, but I think the groups that now in the country are most concerned about what we're seeing coming out of the Trump administration is the vast number of millions and millions of non-white Americans, who are looking at the group-- not because it’s so white—but also because if you take those people together -- Bannon, Flynn and sessions -- all three of them have a history of being involved at a minimum racially insensitive endeavors. Having said racially insensitive things, and to some people worse than that.

The liberal media is desperate to find any metric to paint Trump’s future administration as stocked with white nationalist hardliners. But the matter of fact is there have only been five picks announced, and of that only three were cabinet positions. It’s impossible to tell who will make up his cabinet at this point since candidates are still being interviewed. Trump as talked with candidates that represent racial minorities (in Michelle Rhee, who is also a Democrat), and religious minorities (in Mitt Romney, who is a Mormon). 

Transcripts below: 

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ABC
Good Morning America
November 20, 2016
8:08:50 AM Eastern

PAULA FARIS: Alright. So, there's a concern about lack of diversity so far in the hiring. We saw that he brought in Michelle Rhee and Nikki Haley, but is there really any likelihood of a pick who is not a white male at this point?

MARTHA RADDATZ: Well, I'll put those questions to his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus later this morning. There are lots of spots left to fill and lots of big names still circulating out there, including General James Mattis as defense secretary. He and Trump met yesterday as well. And not all of them are men, white men like as you said former chancellor of DC public schools Michelle Rhee who was also at Bedminster yesterday. The five picks announced so far have all been white men. So the pressure is on.

Tell the Truth 2016

NBC
Sunday Today with Willie Geist
November 20, 2016
8:06:44 AM Eastern

WILLIW GEIST: Let’s talk about that team. Lenient General Michael Flynn National Security Adviser, questions raise about his relationship with Russia, about the views and the things he’s said about Muslims. Steve Bannon the White House Senior Adviser who ran Breitbart, Jeff sessions in another one, Mike Pompeo. As you look at that group right there in total, what do you see?

JOHN HEILEMANN: I see a really, really old white group of old white men. And I say that not to be snide, but I think the groups that now in the country are most concerned about what we're seeing coming out of the Trump administration is the vast number of millions and millions of non-white Americans, who are looking at the group-- not because it’s so white—but also because if you take those people together -- Bannon, Flynn and sessions -- all three of them have a history of being involved at a minimum racially insensitive endeavors. Having said racially insensitive things, and to some people worse than that.

So part of the thing here is that I think that's unsettling to a large number of people. It’s going to take us to our conversation about "Hamilton" in a minute. But, that's what you see there. And it’s a—That’s a hardline group, on immigration, on foreign policy, on politics. Apart from Reince Priebus, who in that group is the only kind of obvious pragmatist in the group, that's an ideological group and that’s a hardline group.

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