Saturday Report 12/9/23 - The stink continues with Trump's proposed loyalty-first Cabinet picks....behind the curtain
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— The stink continues with Trump's proposed loyalty-first Cabinet picks....behind the curtain. As part of Trump’s plan to make his next presidency seem inevitable, he’s letting leak plans for his 2025 cabinet. Axios had the exclusive, and reported the grim news:
“Trump would fill the most powerful jobs in government with men like Stephen Miller, Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio and Kash Patel — with the possible return of Steve Bannon. If Trump won in 2024, he’d turn to loyalists who share his zeal to punish critics, purge non-believers, and take controversial legal and military action, the sources tell us. Trump and his prospective top officials don’t mince words about their plans:
“They want to target and jail critics, including government officials and journalists; deport undocumented immigrants or put them in detainment camps, and unleash the military to target drug cartels in Mexico, or possibly crack down on criminals or protesters at home.
“They want to scrap rules that limit their ability to purge government workers deemed disloyal.”
Day by day we’re seeing indications and rhetoric suggesting Trump would take America in a very different direction than that of any previous president. He seems to be trying to fulfill George Washington’s warning in his September 17, 1796 farewell addresss to the nation in which he warned against a populist authoritarian capturing a political party that, though they “may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
But it gets worse, and even more chilling: