Letter: Is he an ‘acting’ president?
(Susan Walsh | The Associated Press) President Donald Trump speaks at Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville, Minn., Monday, April 15, 2019, during an event to tout the 2017 tax law.
President Trump has an “acting” Cabinet. Does that make him “acting” president?
Trump is slowly getting what he wants by continuing to fire various members of his Cabinet and replacing them with “acting" members of his coterie, thus avoiding the necessity of having his cabinet appointees approved by the Senate, which is the usual situation.
His new Cabinet members are now termed “acting” and thus serve solely at the pleasure of the president without any congressional oversight.
Trump is clearly feeling comfortable running the White House in a manner that might potentially lead to a bad outcome; he does not tolerate rejection well.
The more germane is whether Trump envisions himself merely “acting” president.
Louis Borgenicht, Salt Lake City