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No, Donald Trump Can’t Appoint His Kids To His Cabinet

November 11, 2016
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The Washington Post via Getty Images Donald Trump is seen with Ivanka Trump, one of his daughters, and Eric Trump, one of his sons, at the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump likely cannot appoint any of his children to head any Cabinet agency or department of government due to anti-nepotism laws. An anti-nepotism law enacted in 1967 prevents public officials, including the president, from appointing any relative to head an executive agency. Trump’s transition team has floated his son Donald Trump Jr. as a potential head of the Department of Interior, according to media reports. In an interview with Petersen’s Hunting in January, Trump Jr. said, “Our big inside joke over Thanksgiving and Christmas, now that this thing has become very real with the presidency, is, ‘Hey, Don, the only thing you’d be doing in government is actually Interior.’ So I don’t know if I’d be the head of it...

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