Deseret News
Letter to the editor

President Trump is slowly getting what he wants by continuing to fire various members of his cabinet and replacing them with “acting" members of his coterie, thus avoiding the necessity of having his cabinet appointees approved by Senate, which is the usual situation.

His new cabinet members are now termed “acting" and thus serve solely at the pleasure of the president without any senatorial oversight.

Trump is clearly feeling comfortable running the White House in a manner that might potentially lead to a bad outcome; he does not tolerate rejection well.

The more germane is whether Trump envisions himself merely “acting” president.

Louis Borgenicht

Salt Lake City