Trump’s gut-driven picks continue to collapse

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President Donald Trump’s outside-the-box picks for administration posts have long contributed to the allure of his “drain the swamp” mantra. Yet for many of those selections, a life spent outside the “box” — paired with the President’s own rush to name his nominees before they are properly vetted — have proven ill-fated.

Herman Cain and Stephen Moore, two of his picks to sit on the board of the Federal Reserve, have withdrawn their names from contention when it became clear their backgrounds were too pocked even for many Republicans.

Dr. Ronny Jackson, his choice to run the Veterans Affairs department, was felled by allegations he improperly dispensed medication in his role as the President’s physician. Heather Nauert, who Trump elevated to serve as US Ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew because a nanny she employed didn’t have proper work papers.

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