Donald Trump’s administration is already on track to be a nightmare for the American people. His Treasury Secretary is veteran of the same swamp he promised to drain. Rick Perry is set to be secretary of the same department that ended his presidential bid in 2011 when he famously couldn’t remember that he wanted to abolish it. And Sarah Palin – well it doesn’t matter what she winds up being in charge of – the fact that she’s being considered to run anything is frightening.
But some of the most troubling candidates haven’t even made headlines yet. Given Trump’s information-overload strategy during the campaign it leaves one to wonder. His actual plan may be to frighten us with famous racists like Steven Bannon while sneaking in some equally monstrous goons with less name recognition. Or maybe everyone Trump knows is crazy. It’s still hard to tell.
Frank Gaffney, an adviser to the Trump transition team, is currently pushing Claire Lopez for the position of Deputy National Security adviser. Gaffney has some bizarre conspiracy theories of his own and has even suggested a military purge to remove compromised elements. But Lopez talks openly about what she believes is a nation-wide conspiracy propagated by Muslims to infiltrate the intelligence industry:
I think for a number of reasons the infiltration is very deep and very broad within the bureaucracy. Not just the top medals but throughout the federal system including the intelligence community.
It was frightening enough when millions of uninformed voters believed that President Obama was a secret Muslim anti-American terrorist. But now someone who legitimately believes this crazy nonsense may wind up acting on it. If selected she has already stated that she would like to oversee a witch hunt within the entire military for secret Muslim moles.
Just to highlight how crazy this woman is she shouts “the sixth of November” at the end of her rant. Yes, as in the premise of the movie “V for Vendetta.” November 6th is an ad hoc holiday in England where people commemorate an attempt to blow up Parliament for some reason. She gives no context at all. This is a legitimately disturbed person, who confuses reality and television and she’s going to be advising our next president on the military she intends to purge.
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