Donald Trump is taking some of his cabinet picks on the chin for not being more inclusive.
In his first Cabinet meeting of 2017, he announced the nominations of a former Marine, a former Arkansas state legislator, and a former New Mexico governor as well as a former Alabama governor, as well a former Georgia governor, for top roles in the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency.
In a post on his official White House blog, Trump also called for more women to be in his Cabinet.
“The President believes that women have tremendous potential and will be the future leaders of our country,” Trump wrote.
“I look forward to working with all of you to make sure that our country is a better place for all women.”
The two men Trump chose are both Republican men who are deeply committed to economic nationalism and social conservatism.
Both were members of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that has been credited with influencing Trump’s economic agenda.
Mike Huckabee is a former minister and Christian right activist who has been a leading advocate of the Trump economic agenda, while Louisiana Gov.
Bobby Jindal is a longtime Republican operative who helped push for Trump’s controversial border wall.
Huckabee, who served as the Governor of Louisiana for 14 years, has been the face of Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-globalization and anti-government policies.
Jindal, who has served as a U.S. Senator and is considered one of the most conservative governors in the country, is an ardent social conservative who has pushed the idea of a national health care plan that would be similar to Obamacare.
“Governors Jindal and Huckabee both believe in a limited government, low taxes, protection of religious freedom and individual liberty, and an end to government-mandated health care and other government interference in the lives of ordinary people,” the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Jindal has a track record of leading states that are among the most economically vibrant in the nation and working to expand opportunity for low-income residents and small businesses.”
Huckabee’s pick, who is also a member of the Religious Right, is a leader of the conservative Christian Heritage Foundation and is the founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group dedicated to promoting conservative ideology.
Trump has repeatedly cited the religious right’s influence on his administration.
“He is a religious conservative, but he has been very effective at working with the Religious Freedom Foundation and other conservative groups to fight the efforts of the Obama administration to undermine our First Amendment rights,” said the President.
Huckabee is also the head of a conservative nonprofit group called the Faith & Freedom Coalition.
The group was founded by former President Mike Huckabee’s former deputy, Mike Huckabee, and it has been described as the political arm of the Christian right.
Huckabee was also a top Republican fundraiser in the 2016 presidential race, raising more than $3 million for the campaign.
In fact, the Faith&Freedom Coalition was the primary fundraiser for the pro-Trump super PAC Restore Our Future, which was funded by the Trump family, his son Eric, and his daughter Ivanka.
The Trump administration has not commented on Huckabee’s nomination.
The two other cabinet nominees are Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks and New York billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who were convicted of sexually assaulting underage girls.
Brooks is the son of the late congressman Joseph “Bud” Brooks, who also served as governor of Alabama.
Epstein is a prominent financier of the Republican Party and was an early investor in the Trump campaign.
Epstein has denied any wrongdoing and his lawyers have also disputed any claims that he sexually abused young girls.
Trump did not name Brooks and Epstein to the cabinet, which will include a cabinet secretary, chief of staff, secretary of state, treasury secretary, and ambassador to the United Nations.
“These are serious people, they’re very serious people,” said Rep. Ted Lieu, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, a key Senate committee.
“We’re going to see a very, very clear picture of who these people are.
They’re not going to be going to the White Castle or anything like that.
These are the people who really have a lot of respect for the president, and they’ve got a lot to answer for.”
Brooks and Trump have clashed in the past.
In January, Brooks criticized Trump for his use of Twitter during his first presidential campaign.
“Twitter is not the place to hold public meetings,” Brooks said at the time.
“It’s not the way to run for president.
Twitter is the place for the press to make up stories.
It’s not going get the facts right, and you’re not getting the facts wrong by tweeting out things that you know aren’t true.
And the president’s tweets are so inaccurate, he’s not even getting the information right.”
Brooks later apologized for his remarks.
In April, Brooks called for Trump to step down from his position as U.N. Ambassador and the President fired back by saying that Brooks was “disqualified from serving