Rick Perry, the former Texas Governor, has been tabbed by Donald Trump to run the Energy Department -- a government agency he not only wanted to abolish, but couldn't actually name when asked about it in 2012.
Perry is also a proud climate change denier (he believes it's a hoax), believes creationism is valid science and should be taught in public schools, and famously responded to a severe drought in Texas by leading a state wide prayer session (that didn't work). As NBC reported:
As governor, Perry championed the oil industry, questioning science that shows that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to climate change and deriding what he called "the secular carbon cult."
At a presidential town hall in 2011, he said, "I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects."
Perry is also likely to be questioned during confirmation hearings about the Dakota Access Pipeline. He serves on the board of directors of Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the controversial project near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.
At this point, it is safe to assume that Donald Trump has no interest in actually running the country, but is engaging in trolling the American political system and media until someone finally calls his bluff. Remember, Perry is now running a government department responsible for the United State's policies regarding energy, technology and safety in handling nuclear material. It is absurd to think he is in any way, shape or form qualified to do this and blocking his nomination should be a high priority for the Democrats.