Sam Clovis is The Worst

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Your DGB for today is to oppose Trump’s nomination of Sam Clovis to head the USDA.

There’s unqualified, and then way past that line, there’s Sam Clovis. https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2017/08/15/reject-this-incompetent-trump-appointee-hes-not-a-scientist/#2c516cd017b1

Yep, he’s xenophobic to the extreme. He’s a birther, climate change denier, suggested Obama got into Ivy League schools because of his race, called Eric Holder “a racist Black,” and is a big fan of the marriage equality = pedophilia slippery slope argument. That’s all pretty terrible, but he’s also not a scientist. A 2008 law gives guidance for picking a USDA head from a pool of “distinguished scientists with specialized or significant experience in agricultural research, education and economics.”

Clovis is a former right wing talk show host, which makes him about as qualified to be the Department of Agriculture’s head scientist as your average toddler. Letting this dude head the USDA would be like letting a reality show star be president of the United States. Imagine how that would turn out.

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