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Trump's Cabinet is the absolute best of all time. Ever.

Dana Milbank on

Never has a Cabinet incurred so many probes and reprimands in so little time. U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley earned a reprimand for improper political activity, while Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's attempted intimidation of lawmakers has come under review, as have actions by Pruitt and Mnuchin.

Never has a Cabinet endured more humiliation with more aplomb. Two members (Reince Priebus and frequent-flier Tom Price) have already been sacked. Trump publicly eviscerated Attorney General Jeff Sessions and contradicted Mnuchin and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. CIA Director Mike Pompeo has routinely endured Trump's criticism of his workers, and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has watched Trump savage her husband (Trump's "friend") Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, recently disemboweled by Trump in tweets and, after the "moron" comment became public, challenged by Trump to an IQ test, sat silently at Trump's right arm on Monday.

Tillerson, clinging to his job by his fingertips, has been so badly undermined by Trump that Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., says he's been castrated. Tillerson denies he's a eunuch. "I checked," he said Sunday on CNN. "I'm fully intact."

George Washington's Cabinet was pretty good. But this? Best. Cabinet. Ever.


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