Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

There are Americans who actually want this maniac to be POTUS again!

 

“Mark Esper recounts Trump asking the stunned Secretary of Defense if the government could fire missiles into Mexico and then pretend it wasn’t the US who did it,” says @maggieNYT. 


"President Donald J. Trump in 2020 asked Mark T. Esper, his defense secretary, about the possibility of launching missiles into Mexico to “destroy the drug labs” and wipe out the cartels, maintaining that the United States’ involvement in a strike against its southern neighbor could be kept secret, Mr. Esper recounts in his upcoming memoir. 

 Those remarkable discussions were among several moments that Mr. Esper described in the book, “A Sacred Oath,” as leaving him all but speechless when he served the 45th president. 

 Mr. Esper, the last Senate-confirmed defense secretary under Mr. Trump, also had concerns about speculation that the president might misuse the military around Election Day by, for instance, having soldiers seize ballot boxes. He warned subordinates to be on alert for unusual calls from the White House in the lead-up to the election."

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“I felt like I was writing for history and for the American people,” said Mr. Esper, who underwent the standard Pentagon security clearance process to check for classified information. He also sent his writing to more than two dozen four-star generals, some cabinet members and others to weigh in on accuracy and fairness. 

Pressed on his view of Mr. Trump, Mr. Esper — who strained throughout the book to be fair to the man who fired him while also calling out his increasingly erratic behavior after his first impeachment trial ended in February 2020 — said carefully but bluntly, “He is an unprincipled person who, given his self-interest, should not be in the position of public service.”


For the record, it's not normal for a president to ask if it's okay to bomb Mexico to get rid of drugs.

Never let this ignorant maniac NEAR the presidency again! Anyone who still supports this malignancy is as crazy and unAmerican as Trump is.

Trump was and is a blight on American democracy.



5 comments:

Tom Clancey said...

I guess he never read my excellent novel, Clear and Present Danger.

skudrunner said...

Hopefully in the next 2 years he will go away because he is a drain on the country and diverts attention away from what we should be paying attention to, There is still a number of voters who support him which I don't understand and hopefully they will wake up and see the destruction he caused to the fiscally conservative movement. Maybe we can encourage the government to print more money and give it away in order to combat rising inflation like biden wants to do.

Dave Miller said...

Skud, before he snarked, said... "There is still a number of voters who support him which I don't understand and hopefully they will wake up and see the destruction he caused to the fiscally conservative movement."

Yes Skud, you are correct. B what you fail to see, or at least acknowledge, is that it is not just Trump. It's the people like you who put him in office and others who still desire him as president again.

Yes, Trump is a problem, but his fans are perhaps the bigger danger.

Rational Nation USA said...

Yes, tRump is a problem, but his fans are perhaps the bigger danger.

Damn straight! The cultists are indeed the biggest danger. Extremists and zealots always are.

skudrunner said...

Rev, I have Never been a trump supporter but you know that. I guess it could be pointed out that there are still people who support biden and obrador. Biden is leading the biggest financial crisis in recent history, biggest illegal crossing in recent history, highest inflation in recent history, more deaths from covid in recent history, pathetic withdraw in Afghanistan resulting in thousands of deaths of civilians. Yea he is something to be proud of.
Yes, biden is a problem but so are the people who support him. The only thing going for him is he is not under indictment and is a nice guy who does not send mean tweets.