Why Trump's Cabinet poses a unique threat to the working class

Trump ran his campaign on a set of reactionary populist promises to restore jobs, “make America great again,” and lift up “the forgotten men and women” — i.e. the white working class. Now he’s staffing the economic positions in his Cabinet with Wall Street financiers and corporate plutocrats: Former Goldman Sachs trader Steven Mnuchin for treasury secretary, billionaire investor and “king of bankruptcy” Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary, Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn for head of the National Economic Council, and World Wrestling Entertainment co-founder Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration.
These people are either policy know-nothings, whose main qualification seems to be political and financial loyalty to Trump’s campaign, or, in Puzder’s case, they’re basically the walking incarnation of the American right’s most vicious anti-worker impulses.
http://theweek.com/articles/666437/why-trumps-cabinet-poses-unique-threat-working-class?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=cartoons&utm_medium=12_12_16-most_popular_4-666437

Trump is selecting Rick “Oops” Perry to had the Department of Energy, which Perry wants to dismantle. Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse…

Trump is selecting Rick "Oops" Perry to had the Department of Energy, which Perry wants to dismantle. Just when you thought things couldn't get worse...
I have NOW learned never to think that. It's bad luck. Lois

Yeah, have you seen who Trump wants as Secretary of the Interior? Ryan Zinke of Montana.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-picks-rep-ryan-zinke-to-run-interior-department-1481668785

Trump ran his campaign on a set of reactionary populist promises to restore jobs, "make America great again," and lift up "the forgotten men and women" — i.e. the white working class. Now he's staffing the economic positions in his Cabinet with Wall Street financiers and corporate plutocrats: Former Goldman Sachs trader Steven Mnuchin for treasury secretary, billionaire investor and "king of bankruptcy" Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary, Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn for head of the National Economic Council, and World Wrestling Entertainment co-founder Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration. These people are either policy know-nothings, whose main qualification seems to be political and financial loyalty to Trump's campaign, or, in Puzder's case, they're basically the walking incarnation of the American right's most vicious anti-worker impulses. http://theweek.com/articles/666437/why-trumps-cabinet-poses-unique-threat-working-class?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=cartoons&utm_medium=12_12_16-most_popular_4-666437
But seriously. What led you to believe he would actually want to help the working class? Saying it on the campaign trail? Since when has any politician ever acted on what they've said on the trail? Trump was just more blatant. You tell people what they want to hear, then do exactly what it is you want regardless of what they think you're going to do. Standard Operating Procedure.
Trump ran his campaign on a set of reactionary populist promises to restore jobs, "make America great again," and lift up "the forgotten men and women" — i.e. the white working class. Now he's staffing the economic positions in his Cabinet with Wall Street financiers and corporate plutocrats: Former Goldman Sachs trader Steven Mnuchin for treasury secretary, billionaire investor and "king of bankruptcy" Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary, Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn for head of the National Economic Council, and World Wrestling Entertainment co-founder Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration. These people are either policy know-nothings, whose main qualification seems to be political and financial loyalty to Trump's campaign, or, in Puzder's case, they're basically the walking incarnation of the American right's most vicious anti-worker impulses. http://theweek.com/articles/666437/why-trumps-cabinet-poses-unique-threat-working-class?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=cartoons&utm_medium=12_12_16-most_popular_4-666437
But seriously. What led you to believe he would actually want to help the working class? Saying it on the campaign trail? Since when has any politician ever acted on what they've said on the trail? Trump was just more blatant. You tell people what they want to hear, then do exactly what it is you want regardless of what they think you're going to do. Standard Operating Procedure. I never believed he had any intention of helping the working classes, but a lot of rust belt voters did--enough to get him the electoral vote. They will soon learn about promises aimed at the desperate and gullible.