Trump’s expected pick for top USDA scientist is not a scientist
Is anyone surprised?
Under the 2008 Farm Bill, its leader is supposed to serve as the agency’s “chief scientist” and be chosen “from among distinguished scientists with specialized or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics.”
Trump's presumed choice is an obese conservative radio show host who has never taken a graduate course in any science!
On the other hand, his qualifications in agricultural research include dressing like a farmer and posing in front of painted crops (see below)! That may be what caught Trump's attention.