President-Elect Donald J. Trump announced his cabinet on Wednesday.
Trump, who won the presidency by defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton, said he wanted to have a cabinet of people who thought and acted like he did.
Attorney General: Jeff Sessions
Trump said that the U.S. senator from Alabama and he "have a similar thought process." Before Sessions became a senator he was nominated to be a U.S. district court judge. The Senate rejected him because of a long and disturbing history of racism, including praising the Ku Klux Klan, calling a black U.S. attorney "boy" and the NAACP "un-American."
Secretary of State: Dennis Rodman
Trump praised the cross-dressing former NBA player and celebrity apprentice for his trip to North Korea where he met with the country's leader, Kim Jong-Un. Rodman called Kim "a friend for life," adding, "I was able to get a sense of his soul." Rodman added that Kim's soul looked a lot like Trump's.
Secretary of Education: Bill Cosby, Ed.D.
Cosby, an award-winning comedian, actor, and author, has a doctorate in education. He will face trial next year for sexual assault. More than 50 women have accused him of sexual misconduct.
Secretary of Energy: Sarah Palin
Palin, former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, was one of the first national politicians to endorse Trump. Palin has said she wants to be energy secretary. She's uniquely qualified: The lights are on but nobody is home.
Secretary of Treasury: Bernie Madoff
The jailed financier shares Trump's enthusiasm for trickle-up economics. This involves giving your money to the wealthy, who then keep it.
Secretary of Interior: Martha Stewart
Fracking can contaminate ground water, release toxic pollutants into the air, and increase the chances for earthquakes. If Stewart, an interior decorator and a former Trump business associate, becomes interior secretary, she'll do nothing about the dangers of fracking but at least the noxious air will smell more like cinnamon.
Secretary of Defense: Rudy Giuliani
Giuliani and Trump agree that America used to be a great country until it started electing black presidents and that war is the answer, regardless of the question. Like Giuliani, Trump went to great lengths to avoid serving in the Vietnam War and is contemptuous of anyone who serves in the military. Trump, for his part, believes that Arizona Sen. John McCain is a slacker for spending the war as a POW.
Secretary of Labor: Scott Walker
Trump contributed $10,000 in dark money to the re-election campaign of the Wisconsin governor, who compared fighting the terrorist organization ISIS to fighting unions in his state. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka calls Walker a "national disgrace." Trump and Walker have a lot in common: They're both union-busting national disgraces.
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Terry Marks
Who would better represent Trump's ideas on women's issues than the CEO of the Hooters restaurant chain?
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Donald Sterling
The billionaire slum lord and former NBA owner was banned from professional basketball after his racist statements were made public. Sterling has been sued multiple times for refusing to rent apartments to blacks. So has Trump.
Secretary of Transportation: Chris Christie
The New Jersey governor, a close Trump advisor, has been implicated in the infamous "Bridgegate" scandal. Two of Christie's top aides are facing a jail sentence for closing the George Washington Bridge near Fort Lee, NJ, to punish the town's mayor for not supporting Christie's re-election bid.
Secretary of Commerce: Rick Perry
The former Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate advocated doing away with the Commerce Department during his "Oops" moment during the 2012 presidential run. Perry believes that if the department is abolished, he would have one less thing to remember.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: David Petraeus
After leaving the U.S. Army, the retired four-star general became director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He resigned from the CIA after providing classified information to his mistress who was writing his biography. Trump is a supporter of Petraeus -- and no veteran is better associated with affairs than Petraeus.
Secretary of Homeland Security: Joe Arpaio
Trump has praised the sheriff of Maricopa County Arizona, who will stop of nothing - not even the U.S. Constitution-- to detain Mexicans, regardless of whether they are in the United States legally.
Secretary of Agriculture: Ted Cruz
The Republican candidate for president and U.S. senator from Texas agrees with Trump that we must evict all illegal Mexicans from the United States. If this happens, it will cause an agricultural crisis. It is estimated that the eviction of 250,000 farm workers will eviscerate crop production, inflate food prices to unprecedented levels and cost the economy billions of dollars a year. A small price to pay to make America great again.