Sunday, January 29, 2017
Rump's Insane Move For The NSC
We note in the post below that White House chief "strategist" and former right-wing hate website executive Steve "Loose Cannon" Bannon has been in the thick of the un-Constitutional order to detain and deport Muslims with lawful visas without due process. In another inexplicable move, delusional neo-fascist demagogue Donald "Rump" Trump has purged the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence from regular meetings of the National Security Council (NSC), and given Bannon a permanent seat on the NSC. It's hard to imagine a more dangerous step to place a vile propagandist on the National Security Council while limiting the heads of the military services and the Director of National Intelligence to an "invitation only" status. The National Security Council advises Presidents on national security and foreign affairs matters, areas in which Bannon has no credible experience. It points to right-wing politicization of national security matters over experience-based counsel. It could also be a forewarning that Rump intends to use the Council for domestic "security" purposes -- a chillingly real possibility.
Along with placing wrecking balls at the head of various Departments in order to undermine their missions, Rump has now given a white nationalist loon a permanent chair on the National Security Council, while disinviting officials who are best equipped to advise him on an ongoing basis. That is insane.