At least Trump named someone with real qualifications other than political.
"Will acting top intelligence official speak truth to power?" PBS NewsHour 8/9/2019
SUMMARY: The two top officials at the office of the Director of National Intelligence will soon leave their posts. The Deputy Director, Sue Gordon, resigned Thursday after nearly 30 years in the field. President Trump then named retired [Admiral] Joseph Maguire, formerly head of the National Counterterrorism Center, as the office’s Acting Director. Nick Schifrin talks to Amna Nawaz about this critical role.