Around The Senior Nation: Trump Appointees Show Age Doesn’t Matter by Bill Rolle


Never say you’re too old. Check the ages of many of President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s in-coming administration. It’s shaping up to be the oldest administration in modern history. Trump is the oldest person to be elected President at age 70.

Other seniors in the administration will include Ben Carson, Nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (65), Gen. John Kelly, Nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security (66), Gen. James Mattis, Nominee for Secretary of Defense (66), Rick Perry, Nominee for Secretary of Energy (66), Andrew Puzder, Nominee for Secretary of Labor (66), Wilbur Ross, Nominee for Secretary of Commerce (79), and Rex Tillerson, Nominee for Secretary of State (64). Each of them has reached the age to be eligible for retirement. Does it matter? Doesn’t appear so. It’s more a state of mind.

Letters to Editor

  1. Deirdre LaMotte says:

    This is probably because Ts job description for an appointee is to be an obvious opponent of said cabinet post. Therefore, an EPA Director would be one who opposes the
    purpose of the agency : To protect the environment. It is raising his (tiny) middle finger to American.

    I would think that younger people would at least believe in climate change.

  2. Jodi Mathison says:

    You want me to applaud a proposed cabinet that (with one exception) lacks diversity? Of gender, of race, of national origin, of age, etc.? I didn’t realize that the over 60 crowd in Washington D.C. has such low employment.

    P.S. You forgot one: Vladimir Putin, Head Puppeteer, 64

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