Commencement Speech: Who’s Who in the Trump Era

Here’s who the new president has named as his cabinet. 

The top ten picks are in order of the number of Cabinet posts.


Gary Cohn, Director of the National Economic Council and Secretary of the Treasury 2.

Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Adviser 3.

Peter Navarro, former economic advisor to the president and adviser to the chief of staff on trade policy 4.

Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services 5.

Gary Busey, Deputy Secretary of Labor and Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy 6.

Tom Perez, Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Democratic National Committee 7.

Elaine Chao, Secretary for Transportation 8.

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska 9.

Ben Carson, neurosurgeon and former neurosurgery professor 10.

John Kelly, Homeland Security adviserThe 10th position is up to the vice president.

The President is set to pick a secretary of the Department of Education.

He is expected to name two others for the position in the coming weeks.

President Trump has been busy putting his stamp on the Trump era. 

President Trump’s first Cabinet meeting took place on Tuesday. 

This is the second time the President has been able to get away with picking his cabinet members without having a full Cabinet meeting.

This time, the President chose the former Goldman Sachs executive Steve Mnuchin, who is now the top financial advisor to his administration. 

Trump has been making appointments to his Cabinet, and has made some of the most high profile appointments of the President’s administration.

There were two notable Cabinet picks this time. 

First, Trump chose Tom Price to head the Department for Health and Development, which has become a big deal in the wake of the government shutdown. 

He also picked a former Goldman chief executive as his top economic advisor. 

While he didn’t name any of the other candidates, the Trump administration has been putting a lot of emphasis on the Secretary of Education position, which Trump tapped as his first Cabinet pick. 

According to CNN, the first cabinet member to be tapped to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was a former Trump advisor who previously worked for Goldman Sachs. 

And last, Trump made a surprise announcement. 

His new Secretary of Transportation was a man with a name familiar to many of us: former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. 

It turns out, Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, was a close friend of President Trump. 

Giuliani has long been considered one of the top contenders for Secretary of Transport, and was considered for Secretary for Housing and Community Development, the position Trump has tapped for the department. 

In fact, he was considered the top choice by Trump himself when he made the call to get rid of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2016. 

So, if you were a Trump voter who wasn’t sure what to make of the cabinet pick, this is a good place to start.