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Today political veterans criticized Donald Trump’s choice of former Breitbart CEO Stephen Bannon as chief White House policy advisor. Mother Jones’ David Corn warns us not to ignore that Bannon is an avowed white nationalist, and Vox’s Ezra Klein sees evidence that President Trump will govern as Candidate Trump campaigned, while Vox’s Matthew Yglesias notes that Trump is woefully unprepared for the job of being president and choosing staff who are as ignorant as he is. Setting aside ideology and looking solely at competence, with the Trump administration be a kakistocracy?
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