Crawling out of their safe spaces after the election, the media are now advancing the narrative that President-elect Donald Trump is running behind in his cabinet selection process.

Never mind that he is ahead of where President Obama was at this stage of the game. Facts no longer have a place in modern mainstream reporting.

Obama went about assembling his cabinet as if it were from IKEA. He wanted to focus on the complexity and diversity of the source of the parts, not the quality and durability of the product. And that “product” performed like a $17 IKEA bedside cabinet.

Trump’s first pick, Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, from the great state of Alabama for attorney general, is a good one. Being a citizen of the South and having named my son “Jeb,” I like scaring Northerners with names like “Jefferson” and “Beauregard” — it keeps them on their toes.

After eight years of Northern elitist rule, this will be fun. They won’t know if Jefferson Beauregard Sessions will first try to attack ISIS or mount an offensive to reclaim Richmond.

The South is proudly behind Trump and staunchly American. Go to any SEC football game and you will see our patriotism. We do not Kaepernick-kneel for the National Anthem or “Dixie” unless we drop our bourbon flask.

Sessions’ anti-illegal immigration stance was where he has bonded with Trump. However, as we stop illegal immigration (the operative word “illegal” gets conveniently lost in the media; they just say “immigration” — another misleading part of their narrative), we will reduce inflow. Moreover, some celebs might leave our country, so it’s a win-win. Trump is already making America Great.

As a subset of upholding immigration and other laws of our nation, Sessions will also have to deal with defiant liberal mayors like New York’s Bill de Blasio and Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel on their sanctuary cities policies.

They refuse to obey federal immigration laws, encouraging refugees to come to their cities. In dramatic, grandstanding statements this week, Mayors de Blasio and Emanuel told illegal immigrants that they would be safe in their cities.

Syrian refugees looked at Chicago murder stats and said, “We like our odds better here in Aleppo.”

Ron Hart, a libertarian op-ed humorist and award-winning author, is a frequent guest on CNN. Contact him at or @RonaldHart on Twitter.