Donald Trump Encouraged Club Members to Watch Him Interviewing Potential Staff

Type: CronyismNov 18 2016 Severity:

A leaked audio tape shows then President-elect Trump encouraging members of his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club to join him in the process of interviewing potential cabinet picks and other White House staff that were vying for a position in his administration.

Main Source: politico.com

Quote | Trump also said to his club members that they "are the special people."

"We’re going to be interviewing everybody — Treasury, we’re going to be interviewing secretary of state, We have everybody coming in — if you want to come around, it’s going to be unbelievable … so you might want to come along.”

This was said in reference to having his "special people" coming along to watch the interviews.