Someone, please tell me this isn’t true, that it’s a satirical piece from The Onion.
Donald John Trump has put his personal pilot on a short list to become head of the Federal Aviation Administration.
John Dunkin (left, in photo) is his name and he must one of the “best people” the president promised to populate his administration with when he took office.
This must be a joke. Trump is pulling our leg. He can’t really be thinking about this. Can he?
The Huffington Post reported: “John Dunkin isn’t just a pilot,” an unnamed White House official told Axios. “He’s managed airline and corporate flight departments, certified airlines from start-up under FAA regulations and oversaw the Trump presidential campaign’s air fleet, which included managing all aviation transportation for travel to 203 cities in 43 states over the course of 21 months.”
I’ll concede the point that Dunkin isn’t just a sky jockey. He’s got some aviation administration experience. But is it truly enough to manage a massive federal agency responsible for regulating the most complex aviation operation on Earth?
Will the president employ “extreme vetting” on this guy before he decides to give him a six-figure government job that puts him in charge of maintaining the safety and well-being of the American flying public?
Oh … probably not.