By: Sloane Hughes
Generally when you apply for a job the first thing you have to figure out is whether or not you have the qualifications. It ‘s not unheard of to, ahem, tweak your r ‘sum ‘ to make yourself seem like the best candidate, but if you ‘re going after a job you might not be cut out for, if you ‘re smart you certainly wouldn ‘t flat out tell that to whoever ‘s interviewing you. And if you ‘re the employer, you CERTAINLY wouldn ‘t hire someone if you knew they weren ‘t qualified.
Unless, of course, the position is as a high-ranking government official, and the employer is President Donald Trump.
Because then you can have literally zero applicable skills and say whatever the fuck you want and you ‘ll probably still get the job.
I ‘m sure you all remember Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who ran as a Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential election. You ‘d think that someone who has the capacity to become a neurosurgeon would probably not be dumb as a post but Ben Carson is proof that, while you can learn a lot of things from textbooks, you can ‘t fix stupid.
In 2017 Donald Trump appointed Carson as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a position for which he is about as qualified as Gary Busey would be qualified to perform a root canal.
And he proved this during a Financial Services Committee meeting when Rep. Katie Porter asked him if he knew what an REO ‘ which stands for Real-Estate Owned ‘ is, and he responded,