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Comrade Trump

In 1922, Vladimir Lenin wrote that "Stalin concentrated in his hands enormous power, which he won't be able to use responsibly," owing to his rudeness, intolerance, and capriciousness - qualities that Donald Trump has in spades. His acquittal by the Senate was a dark day for American democracy, but his reelection could be lights out.

[Nina L. Khrushcheva - Feb 13, 2020]

Pentagon's top policy official resigns after clashing with the White House | Politico |

The Pentagon's acting policy chief resigned on Tuesday after falling out of favor with the White House, raising fears of a post-election purge at the Defense Department.

The departure of James Anderson, the acting undersecretary of defense for policy, potentially paves the way for Anthony Tata, President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for the top policy job who was pulled from consideration due to Islamophobic tweets, to take over the policy shop. Anderson's resignation also comes one day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper was fired by Trump, also over policy disagreements.

Anderson has been acting as the Pentagon's policy chief since February, when the White House pushed out John Rood, the last person to be confirmed in the job, over perceived insufficient loyalty to the president.

Anderson's departure from the job -- often billed as the third-most important in the department -- likely means Anthony Tata, a retired Army brigadier general and Fox News guest who was controversially placed in the Pentagon, will fill the role.

Trump asks a "Cummings clone" to run military matters inside the Pentagon ...

Tony Tata's Army career included phony court order, at least 2 affairs

Yea, by Trump's book ... he's qualified!

by Oui on Tue Nov 10th, 2020 at 07:12:34 PM EST

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