Time cover shows Trump Cabinet as wrecking balls 'dismantling government as we know it'

Time cover shows Trump Cabinet as wrecking balls 'dismantling government as we know it'

Time magazine shows Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax MORE's head in the form of a cartoon wrecking ball on the cover of its latest edition and argues that his Cabinet "is dismantling government as we know it."



The cover story, titled "While Trump Is Tweeting, These 3 People Are Undoing American Government as We Know It," explores the efforts of Housing and Urban Development chief Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon Carson'Housing First' approach won't solve homelessness crisis Clarence Thomas blasts his Biden-led confirmation hearings: 'The idea was to get rid of me' Affordable housing crisis demands urgent, sustained action MORE, Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosOn The Money: Economy adds 266K jobs in strong November | Lawmakers sprint to avoid shutdown | Appropriators to hold crucial talks this weekend | Trump asks Supreme Court to halt Deutsche Bank subpoenas GOP set for all-out battle over Michigan Senate seat 'Can I get a ride?' Removing an obstacle for families using school choice MORE and Environmental Protection Agency head Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight Energy: Rate of new endangered species listings falls | EPA approves use of 'cyanide bombs' to protect livestock | Watchdog says EPA didn't conduct required analyses EPA didn't conduct required analyses of truck engine rule: internal watchdog Is Big Oil feeling the heat? MORE.

The story quotes former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon for pushing the changes.

"If you look at these Cabinet appointees," Bannon said in February, "they were all selected for a reason. And that is the deconstruction."


Donald Trump Jr. weighed in on the magazine's cover, saying on Twitter that he considers it a compliment to what his father is trying to accomplish as president.

"Love that @time thinks this is a negative for @realDonaldTrump as opposed to EXACTLY what his voters wanted. Thanks for acknowledging!" Trump Jr. wrote to his 2.16 million followers.

The Time cover comes almost one year to the day the magazine portrayed Trump as being in "Total Meltdown" two weeks ahead of his shocking election win over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats battle for Hollywood's cash The House Judiciary Committee's fundamental choice Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE.

--This report was updated at 12:16 p.m.