Have you ever noticed that Trump describes all his appointees, or even just people he encounters in Washington, in trite show biz terms? They’re all “very talented” or if they’re female, “lovely.” The latest in the talented and lovely brigade is Patrick Shanahan, who has been in government only 18 months and who has zero military experience, to succeed James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and run the Pentagon. You’re welcome.
I am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, will assume the title of Acting Secretary of Defense starting January 1, 2019. Patrick has a long list of accomplishments while serving as Deputy, & previously Boeing. He will be great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2018
2 Secretary of States
3 Chiefs of Staff
2 VA secs
3 DHS Secs
2 EPA secs
2 HHS secs
Your turn over rate a >63%
Just to name a few. Arguably you are the worst boss & negotiator in modern history https://t.co/9xj0gREJiB
— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) December 23, 2018
— Prof'l women 4 Justice (@women_prof) December 23, 2018
Bear in mind the number of previous Trump picks of one kind or another who are either 1) going to jail, 2) writing books about him. Frankly, we would be far far better off if Mattis stayed and Trump left. At least Mattis has a clue about what to do if we’re attacked, Trump has none. I pray for our country, truly. We’ve reached a red line in the sand with the leaving of Mattis, where we are considerably at risk. This show needs to be canceled and soon, before the lights go out for all of us.