Will Donald Trump Replace David Skorton as Head of the Smithsonian?


Ted Cruz would like to see it happen.

In last night’s debate he suggested that Donald Trump was more qualified to be the president of the Smithsonian than President of the United States.

First of all, I am not sure the statement is true.

Second, Cruz meant this as an insult to Trump, but it is really an insult to museum workers everywhere, especially at the Smithsonian.  (By the way, this is a good time to say that Episode 5 of The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast will drop on Sunday.  Our guest is Tim Grove, chief of education at the Air and Space Museum).

David Skorton currently runs the Smithsonian.  I don’t think his job is in jeopardy.

And I don’t think Ted Cruz will be getting the museum-workers vote in upcoming primaries.