President Trump has chosen a man who seems to have no logical work in his name to the position of a top scientist at the USDA.
Sam Clovis, more widely identified as a conservative radio host, holds a master’s degree in business management and a doctorate in public administration but was chosen to lead a scientific role and sustain “scientific integrity” at the USDA.
Sam Clovis is not an agricultural specialist, nor an agricultural expert, and does not seem to be qualified for a job that, by law, must be picked from among outstanding scientists with specific training or vital experience in agricultural research, education and economics.
He has the support of an alliance of two dozen industry organizations, which includes the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Corn Growers Association who believe his political views will help the agricultural sector.
Clovis does not believe in climate change and has previously run a blog where he called progressives “race traders and race ‘traitors’” and compared former President Barack Obama to a “communist” and a “dictator”.