Citing the several upheavals within the White House barely nine months into President Trump’s presidency and the recent allegations against cabinet members, critics and prominent political figures are wondering whether the administration could be the worst in history.
Singling out Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and recently-resigned Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, Bruce Bartlett, economic historian and former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, suggested through Twitter that Trump’s cabinet picks may end up being viewed as the worst ever.
He wrote, “Every member of Trump’s cabinet may go down in history as the worst secretary of that department in history. Price & DeVos already are”.
Every member of Trump's cabinet may go down in history as the worst secretary of that department in history. Price & DeVos already are.
— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) September 30, 2017
Supporting Bartlett’s assertion, Alan Krueger, ex-head of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, pointed accusing fingers at Mick Mulvaney, head of the White House Office of Management and Budget, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
@pdacosta True of Mulvaney and Mnuchin too.
— Alan B. Krueger (@Alan_Krueger) October 2, 2017
Krueger’s fierce criticism of the Treasury Secretary was also shared by Brad DeLong, a Berkeley economist and former Treasury official under President Bill Clinton.
who was worse than Mnuchin?
— Brad DeLong 🖖🏻 (@delong) October 2, 2017
Mnuchin and his wife recently came under scrutiny for living lavishly on taxpayers money – and bragging about it on social media.