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Donald Trump Picks Rick Perry to Run the Department of Energy

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The Donald Trump cabinet picks keep rolling in. The latest: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has been tapped as secretary of energy.

This is the same man who, in a 2011 presidential debate, forgot the name of the agency he’s now about to head (he was trying to list the Department of Energy among agencies he intended to eliminate).

The Department of Energy plays a key role in designing and maintaining the United States’ nuclear weapons.

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