Is the surname all you need to know about Trump’s new cabinet appointment?

If you’re not American, what do you need to know about President Donald Trump’s newest cabinet appointment?

Just this: The next secretary of labour will be a man named Eugene Scalia, son of the former Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.

What does this tell us?

Two things.

In Mr Trump’s America, your surname matters enormously.

This president is clearly and unapologetically making the US an oligarchy. Trump’s America is like Angola under Dos Santos. (Click here, here and here to read previous fulminations on the subject.)

Second, the junior Mr Scalia is a labour lawyer who has spent a long time representing Walmart and other companies that challenge the trades unions and tough labour laws.

His surname, track record and propensities, make “Gene Scalia”, as President Trump described him on Twitter, a perfect fit for this administration.

Originally published at https://www.rashmee.com on July 19, 2019.

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