Only the ‘Greatest Minds’ Will Serve in the Trump Administration

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On Wednesday night, the second part of Donald Trump’s Fox News interview aired. Sean Hannity asked the presidential candidate whom he might pick to serve in his cabinet. Trump didn’t want to “use names,” but proceeded to list a few. “I could say a Jack Welch would be great. I could say a Carl and Carl-types. You have Henry Kravises.” (One Carl already said he’d be Trump’s Treasury secretary after watching the first debate.) Trump also said Warren Buffett — who recently told CNBC that the businessman will likely haunt the Republican primary for quite some time — is a “terrific guy” even though “he’s supporting perhaps Hillary or something.”

The Miracle-Gro-for-adjectives distributor added that his entire administration would be super-luxury. “I would use the greatest minds. I know the best negotiators. I know the ones that are no good that people think are good. I know people that you’ve never heard of that are better than all of them.”

Rand Paul is probably not on Trump’s master list of classy minds, judging from a statement published by the Washington Post on Wednesday noting that he “easily beat [Paul] on the golf course and will even more easily beat him now, in the world in the politics.”