Mark Cuban Says Trump Appointing Family Members Means He Can’t ‘Hire,’ ‘Manage,’ or, ‘Lead’

Today Mark Cuban participated in The View‘s “Guy Day Friday.” He, of course, chatted about his possible political future and our current political reality. During a commercial break, he must have kept talking about it, because when the show came back, Joy Behar asked him to tell the audience what he’d just been telling her. “When I see somebody in a business and almost everybody in senior management is a family member, that’s a real sign they don’t know how to hire, they don’t know how to manage, they don’t know how to lead,” he said, clearly referring to Donald Trump and his habit of keeping his family close to his personal affairs, Continue reading "Mark Cuban Says Trump Appointing Family Members Means He Can’t ‘Hire,’ ‘Manage,’ or, ‘Lead’"

Eric Trump Gets Extremely Frank: I ‘Might be Here Because of Nepotism’

Eric-Trump-e1471622249428 Eric Trump had a straightforward moment months ago when he talked about how giving preferential treatment to favored individuals is an unavoidable reality of the world. Eric and his older brother Donald Trump Jr. were given control over the family’s business empire after their father was sworn in as president. On Tuesday, Forbes published an interview they had with the Trump scion back in February, where he was asked about professional development and his inheritance of the seat at the top of the Trump Organization. “Nepotism is kind of a factor of life,” Trump said. “We might be here because of nepotism, but we’re not still here because of nepotism. You know, if we didn’t do a good job, if we weren’t competent, believe me, we wouldn’t be in this spot.” Trump went on to say that his father “expects people to perform” and they are used to seeing Continue reading "Eric Trump Gets Extremely Frank: I ‘Might be Here Because of Nepotism’"

Is Ivanka Trump Taking a Leave of Absence From Company For a White House Role?

ivanka-1The New York Times published a piece yesterday that reported President-elect Donald Trump was looking to hand over control of his companies to his two adult sons. At the same time, he would still keep a financial stake in the business and not divest, which would likely continue the accusations of conflict of interest when it comes to his personal and business finances. However, while the headline is about Mr. Trump retaining his stake in his businesses while serving as POTUS, perhaps even more interesting is the revelation that his daughter Ivanka Trump is looking at taking a leave of absence from her own companies.
Before deciding how to separate from her father’s business, Ms. Trump is also assessing how to disentangle from her apparel and licensing brands, which are named for her, two people briefed on her plans said. She plans on appointing a president of her company to Continue reading "Is Ivanka Trump Taking a Leave of Absence From Company For a White House Role?"

Michelle Fields Denounces Trump’s Nepotism… During Interview With Chris Cuomo

vlcsnap-2016-06-21-13h07m54s259Things got a tad awkward when The Huffington Post’s Michelle Fields went on CNN’s New Day Tuesday and criticized Donald Trump for engaging in nepotism… while being interviewed by the relative of two New York governors Chris Cuomo. “This is someone who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth,” Fields said, dismissing the notion that Trump was an outsider candidate. “This is someone who has been involved with nepotism, helping his sister become a judge and get into a high position.” Although the nepotism remark was a small part of Fields’ response, Cuomo– the son of former New York Governor Mario Cumo and brother to current governor Andrew Cuomo— singled it out. “So, one side note, which is, as you probably know, Trump’s sister has a very good reputation as a judge,” he said.

Reliable Sources Panel Tears Into Chelsea Clinton NBC Hire: Insensitive In This Economy

Earlier in the week, NBC announced it would hire Chelsea Clinton as a correspondent for its “Making a Difference” series, a decision that clearly did not go over well for some. On CNN’s Reliable Sources today, Howard Kurtz‘s panel tore into the “Nepotism Broadcasting Company” for depriving someone without connections of such a job, with one panelist particularly noting it was offensive to “young people who played by the rules.”

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Panelist Eric Deggans told Kurtz he found the hire rather surprising given the failure of developing Tiki Barber as a host, suggesting not that Clinton should not be in the media, but that she should start out at a relatively lower level comparatively, and not out on top. That sentiment seemed agreed upon by everyone on the program, with Hollywood Reporter‘s Marisa Guthrie adding that this was not the first time such a hire occurred at NBC– “they have Meghan McCain.” She considered it not a partisan issue, but an “insider” one– they want someone who is an insider with without the baggage of an insider, which she considered very cynical, particularly since “this is a network that suspended a reporter for saying the Clintons were pimping out their daughter to their campaign” (that reporter, incidentally– David Shuster– was on Reliable Sources later on).

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But it was David Zurawik that had the harshest criticism for NBC. “At a time when young people who played by the rules,” he argued, “are camping out in cities because the system has failed… to take another member of that elite, the 1%, and give them one of those jobs, is really a dispiriting message to the people of this country.” He went on to say he “can’t think of a more cynical message” and that it was very “insensitive” on NBC’s part.

The segment via CNN below: