Close Earl,he actually made the appointment you're referring to
when Congress was in session.You're to hung up on Marie,Bruce.
When a president makes it clear,at least in his own mind,that he's
not going to debate anything & suggest it's his way or the highway,
is at the very least suspect.That doesn't seem to be a tenet of
leadership,not in this country anyway.He comes across as a petulant child.
His ability to work with Congress is lacking severely if it even exists at all.