Time cover shows Trump Cabinet as wrecking balls ‘dismantling government as we know it’ – The Hill

Time magazine shows Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE‘s head in the form of a cartoon wrecking ball on the cover of its latest edition and argues that his Cabinet “is dismantling government as we know it.”

 

The cover story, titled “While Trump Is Tweeting, These 3 People Are Undoing American Government as We Know It,” explores the efforts of Housing and Urban Development chief Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonPrice resignation sets off frenzy of speculation over replacement We are all to blame for the Las Vegas shooting India’s IBM conquest is an ominous sign for American industry MORE, Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosMillennials, especially of color, are disrupting charter school debate Costs for DeVos’s security detail could top M in next year: report Black leaders, NFL protesters should get off sidelines for educational justice MORE and Environmental Protection Agency head Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittZinke under federal investigation for speech to NHL team: report Overnight Regulation: Senate panel approves driverless car bill | House bill to change joint-employer rule advances | Treasury to withdraw proposed estate tax rule | Feds delaying Obama methane leak rule Overnight Energy: Dems take on Trump’s chemical safety pick MORE.

The story quotes former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon for pushing the changes.

“If you look at these Cabinet appointees,” Bannon said in February, “they were all selected for a reason. And that is the deconstruction.”

 

Donald Trump Jr. weighed in on the magazine’s cover, saying on Twitter that he considers it a compliment to what his father is trying to accomplish as president.

“Love that @time thinks this is a negative for @realDonaldTrump as opposed to EXACTLY what his voters wanted. Thanks for acknowledging!” Trump Jr. wrote to his 2.16 million followers.

The Time cover comes almost one year to the day the magazine portrayed Trump as being in “Total Meltdown” two weeks ahead of his shocking election win over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE.

–This report was updated at 12:16 p.m.

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