On Monday, the former senator of Massachusetts, Scott Brown was seen leaving the Trump Tower elevators, attempting to make his case for being on Donald Trump’s presidential cabinet. Brown is attempting to win the position as secretary of veteran affairs, after losing his senate seat to Elizabeth Warren and failing to obtain a seat in New Hampshire.
Brown spoke to the media on Monday and stated, “We obviously spoke about my passion and his passion, which are veterans and veterans’ issues. The toughest job in the cabinet is to lead the V.A., because it has, while it has so many angels working there, it has so many great problems as well. So he’s obviously going to take my application, or interest, under consideration. I’m glad that he called.”
Brown went on to admit that his role in the cabinet was not guaranteed, regardless of his strong advocacy for Trump’s candidacy in the early stages. “I think I’m the best person, but there are some tremendous people out there and I don’t look at it as a competition”, said Brown.
Stephen K. Bannon recently praised conservative women, Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin, by saying their views “would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children.” Five years ago, his views were a little different. In a 2011 radio interview, Bannon said, “They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England.” Now, the White House adviser is being asked to “take a more expansive, informed and tolerant worldview”, by the heads of Bryn Mawr College, Wellesley College, Vassar College, Barnard College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. In their letter to Bannon, they said, “Now more than ever, we look to those who would lead the United States of America for a message of inclusion, respect and unity.”