During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly vowed that, if elected, he would “drain the swamp” of Washington D.C., ridding the federal government of lobbyists and special interest groups. He very quickly backed off this promise once in office. Indeed, his cabinet is full of billionaires, and Trump himself has appointed at least 36 lobbyists to positions in the federal government.
However, a report by ProPublica identifies one Trump appointee who no one can accuse of being entrenched in Washington. The person? Danny Tiso, a young man apparently fresh out of high school who Trump just appointed to a position in the department of labor. You read that correctly.
As reported by Slate, “ProPublica’s best find might be Danny Tiso, a Department of Labor hire. ProPublica says that Tiso’s LinkedIn page identified him as having graduated from high school in 2015…and [a] 2014 internship announcement suggests that he would not have been a senior until the 2015–16 school year.”
“Tiso, according to LinkedIn, worked for the Trump campaign in New Hampshire as an event coordinator. His previous work experience consists of four internships and, per a quick Google search, he made a school honor roll in 2010. When he was in sixth grade.”
Oh, the places Danny Tiso might go when he grows up.