The Incredibly And Historically Unstable First Year Of Trump’s Cabinet

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If confirmed as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services after his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Alex Azar will be the newest member of Donald Trump’s Cabinet, which has been less stable than the first-year Cabinets of any president since 1977.

Back in the simpler times of August, I measured the retention rate of Trump’s top advisers — anyone with the title of “assistant to the president” — and found that even though Trump’s advisers were departing unusually quickly, it was too soon to say whether it was out of line with historical trends. But after Trump’s original secretary of health and human services resigned — the third departure from his Cabinet since he was sworn in