Kyle Yunaska has been named the new chief of staff at the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis.
A tax analyst at Georgetown University who gained small-time fame in 2013 as a contestant for Inside Edition’s “Hottest Bachelors,” Yunaska has none of the requisite scientific qualifications or agency experience for the job.
His lone qualification: his sister is married to Trump’s son.
Yunaska sister is better known as Lara Trump, wife of Eric. He follows into prominent positions Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who are both senior advisors despite a total lack of qualifications, and Lara herself who is working on veterans issues even as she heads the president’s reelection campaign finance team.
The fact that nepotism has become commonplace in this White House makes it no more acceptable. Rather it is a continuation of a disturbing and increasingly dangerous trend. Those serving in government positions have real impact on lives, and installing people who have no idea what they’re doing ensures that Americans will suffer as a result.
In this case, Yunaksa’s position is tasked with implementing the president’s climate change agenda — or saving the world. No small task and one that Trump has shown no interest in undertaking.
Instead, the president has severely hindered efforts to protect the earth from human destruction. In that light, perhaps he is onto something: If you want something important screwed up, hire a Trump family member to do the job.