San Francisco, CA – Outspoken radio host and iconoclast Michael Savage blasted President-Elect Trump’s decision to nominate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife Elaine Chao to the position of Transportation Secretary, saying it reeked of “nepotism” and fearing that the Republican National Committee was gaining far too much influence over the Trump administration’s selections.
“How does this not look like nepotism?”, Savage thundered, saying that his calls and emails to the new Trump administration were going unreturned, a possible indication that elites within the Republican establishment had launched a coup.
The fearless author and herbalist also questioned the motives of Reince “Rinso” Priebus, a Republican loyalist rewarded with the powerful position of Chief of Staff within President-Elect Trump’s administration. Priebus was an entrenched member of the old Republican guard, and as such was placing his former cronies in powerful positions, Savage said.
Others, such as Sundance, writing for The Conservative Treehouse, said Trump was playing “four-dimensional chess”, and that his selection was intended to overcome opposition to his forthcoming transportation infrastructure plan by making McConnell’s wife a direct beneficiary of said infrastructure plan, thus making McConnell’s opposition extremely difficult.
Savage, an outspoken author who received his PhD from the University of California Berkeley, raised questions about the people who had begun to surround Trump during the transition process, wondering if the RNC had struck a deal with the President-Elect, ensuring the placement of their people into key positions of power.
“They made a deal,” Savage postulated. “Trump needed their co-operation during the election and they struck a deal.”