Everything you need to know about Donald Trump's cabinet, in 5 charts

There are more billionaires than black people in Trump’s new cabinet

Niamh McIntyre@niamh_mcintyre
Thursday 19 January 2017 15:44
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Donald Trump with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his Defence Secretary, James Mattis
Donald Trump with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his Defence Secretary, James Mattis

In a campaign characterised by catchphrases and slogans, Mr Trump repeatedly told voters that he was going to “drain the swamp” in Washington. It was a slippery phrase, and he variously used it to attack the political elite, the media, corporate lobbyists and Wall Street, a catch-all term for the establishment who prospered while ordinary Americans had suffered.

Here’s how the cabinet stacks up, in numbers, so far.

(In the interests of making a direct comparison as possible, we compared only the 20 cabinet-level positions Trump has named so far, and only compared the first set of appointments that each president made in office.)

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