Look: Here's What You Need to Know About the Names on the Terrifying Trump Cabinet Short List

Look: Here's What You Need to Know About the Names on the Terrifying Trump Cabinet Short List

And what it means for the country.

Published November 10, 2016

Now that some of the initial shock from Trump's victory has settled, it's time to ask a very important question:

Who will be in Trump's cabinet?

The people appointed to the different cabinet positions will directly affect the big decisions made for the country. Although the positions typically go to people with vast amounts of experience and expertise, if this election has taught us anything, it's to expect the unexpected. 

There's a short list of potential cabinet members swirling around, and based on assumptions made by political analysts, here is what a Trump cabinet could look like. 

  1. Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff
    (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

    As the chief of staff, Priebus, who currently acts as the chairman for the RNC, would directly oversee the executive office of the president. For you Scandal watchers, he would be Cyrus Beene. 

    Because Priebus directly represents the true Republican base, this could mean he would influence Trump to stick with more traditional conservative values. 

  2. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Attorney General
    (Photo: Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

    If Giuliani were to replace Loretta Lynch as attorney general, one can only assume it would mean a swift decline in action taken by the DOJ to hold law and police officials accountable. 

    This year alone, the DOJ has stepped in to reveal unfair policing practices in cities like Baltimore. However, Giuliani, who was responsible for the racist stop and frisk policies in New York, would probably not be so obliged to work that way. 

  3. Gov. Chris Christie or Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Secretary of Commerce
    (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Either of these former presidential hopefuls would be in charge of promoting American businesses and industries. 

  4. Newt Gingrich, Secretary of State
    (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    The Secretary of State, a cabinet position formerly held by Hillary Clinton, is one of the most important positions. In this job, the secretary would be responsible for carrying out the president's foreign policies. 

  5. Ben Carson, Secretary of Education
    (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

    If appointed, the surgeon would make decisions about education policy on behalf of the federal government. 

  6. Sheriff David Clarke, Secretary of Homeland Security
    (Photo: TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Secretary of Homeland Security position is a direct product of 9/11. In this position, the secretary manages terroism, border security, customs and emergency response. 

    Based on Clarke's anti-BLM comments and thoughts on protests and riots, this could be an extreme choice. 

  7. Former Gov. Sarah Palin, Secretary of the Interior
    (Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

    No. Just no. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Jason Bahr/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)


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