Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Democrats and the media were making a mountain out of a molehill with their claims that president-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet was not diverse enough.
Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue to serve as Secretary of Agriculture makes his cabinet the first that will not have a Hispanic-American on it since 1988. This move has caused a backlash from members of the media and Democrats who claim that Trump’s cabinet lack diversity.
Spicer shot down this claim telling reporters to “look at the cabinet, Elaine Chao, Dr. Ben Carson, Governor Nikki Haley the first Indian-American.”
“The number one thing that I think Americans should focus on is he [Donald Trump] hiring the best and brightest. Is he hiring people who are committed to enacting real change, respecting taxpayers, bringing about an agenda that will create jobs lift of wages?” Spicer continued.
Spicer went on to promise, “What you’re seeing, and you’re going to continue to see not just in the cabinet but through the entire thing, is a diversity in gender, a diversity in thinking, and a diversity of ideology.”
“If you look at the totality of the diversity that he’s bringing in this, I would say that it’s probably something to hold up second to none,” Spicer concluded.
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