LOL..well, I hope this isn’t what we get between now and January!https://youtu.be/06A_TLpfDhA
Trump fired his Defense Secretary Esper. Maybe Congress better act to remove Trump.
I'm with you on this one. Trump putting his cronies in serious positions of power after he has lost an election should give everyone pause.
And I agree that his hiring and firing send all the wrong messages; some say this is to beef up internal security against a potential uprise..and just reading that sends chills up and down the spine..
I can guarantee you this is how the conversation happened:Esper: Mr. President, I'm putting together a team to prepare the defense intelligence briefing for Mr. Biden; I'll need your approval for it.Trump: Wait, you think Biden was elected?Esper: Yes sir, I do.Trump: You're fired.
Quote from: bdsimon on November 11, 2020, 05:49:15 amI'm with you on this one. Trump putting his cronies in serious positions of power after he has lost an election should give everyone pause.Yesterday he replaced three more senior positions at the Pentagon. It's the kind of move that let's your imagination run wild. This has always been my one major reserve against Trump was the risk that he presented, but he quelled that concern over the last four years.My biggest concern is that he might try to strike Iran. Of course, one's imagination takes off from there. And, what if he gives an order that Biden catches wind of and tells the Pentagon to disobey?? I think this scenario, a plot for a Hollywood movie (stolen from Crimson Tide), could actually play out Like I said, a mechanism must be in place to quickly impeach him if he goes this route. If he's just getting back at people then it's stupid and in itself alarming, but a benign threat. Mitch McConnell needs to be telling Trump that this type of erratic behavior will not be tolerated.
My guess is that Trump is in his version of "no more Mr. Nice President" mode. The gloves are off, his colors are showing. He's now rebuilding his administration (that he assumes will persist) in a way that is focused on loyalty to him.