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Trump's cabinet scares me more than a Trump presidency

Given that 40 out of 44 of his previous cabinet members have refused to endorse him for president, and given his history of firing people that criticize him and replacing them with sycophants, looking out at the landscape of potential candidates is bleak.

I imagine the aggressively stupid Marjorie Taylor Greene, a dense sleazeball like Matt Gaetz, or a raging dumpster fire like Lauren Boebert will be elevated to high-ranking government positions. Maybe even unhinged nutjobs like Mike Lindell or Alex Jones could find their way into roles they're completely unqualified for.

But more concerning than that is the increasing likelihood of Russian assets making their way into the White House given Trump's close relation to Putin. Aside from being murderous war-criminals, the Kremlin has time and again chosen to support Trump and vice versa, which is one of the most dangerous conflicts of interest to ever face the United States.

Russia considers itself a global rival to the US, and there are ample accounts that they are trying to destabilize America through rampant misinformation and propaganda, strategic hacking, and influence campaigns targeting specific voting blocs (https://www.americanprogress.org/article/origins-russias-broad-political-assault-united-states/).

Trump has Trojan Horse written all over him and his supporters are filled with so much bile and animosity towards their fellow Americans that they are willing to sleep with the enemy just to feed their sense of self-righteousness.

Before dismissing these claims as alarmist or misguided, ask yourself this: what kind of leader is Trump given that 40 out of 44 of those who were chosen to serve under him, including his Vice President, are refusing the opportunity to work with him again?
trollslayer · 46-50, M
Years ago my parents were in a dispute with a neighbor who was violating local neighborhood building ordinances. The violations were clear yet weren't that severe considering that others in the neighborhood had pushed right up against the same rules without crossing them. The real issue my parents had was that when confronted about the violation, the neighbor was a jerk and took a retaliatory approach. Had he been more neighborly, perhaps they could have agreed out of court, instead of spending countless thousands on lawyers with the result of the neighbor having to tear down the new addition to his house for violations of code.

I remember my dad advising me to not give jerks like that an inch, because they will exploit it and soon others will follow suit. The neighbor's behavior was exactly like Trump - do what the hell he wants and let others take him to court, and if he loses, retaliate and play the victim.

That advice stuck with me for decades and crossed my mind during the 2016 election. I would not vote for Trump no matter what his platform was because he is a jerk, and I don't want society to think that being a jerk gets you ahead.

The irony is that both of my parents voted for Trump, and the reason was somewhat sexist. Hillary held a bad image in their minds for not divorcing Bill after the Lewinsky affair. Somehow this made her weak in their minds. Yet Trump's infidelities were okay. There were other reasons, but basically it boiled down to them not trusting Hillary, even though they knew Trump was a grifter.
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ron122 · 41-45, M
Everything scares you people except Biden.🤣
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Heartlander · 80-89, M
Of more concern than a Trojan horse is a weaponized federal government seeded with Democrat loyalist ready to sabotage the next non-Democrat that dare challenge Democrat's presumed God given right to rule over us.

The American people know more about dishonorable Democrats colluding with the media than we did 4 or 8 years ago. Hopefully Trump knows more now also.
Heartlander · 80-89, M
@trollslayer

:) so everyone that exposes Democrat lies is biased?
trollslayer · 46-50, M
@Heartlander You wouldn't know the word "objective" if the definition was tattooed on your eyelids.
Vin53 · M
@Heartlander
The American people know more about dishonorable Democrats colluding with the media than we did 4 or 8 years ago. Hopefully Trump knows more now also.

You mean all those trump aides and cabinet members who were indicted and convicted were committing 'honorable' felonies?
Patriot96 · 56-60, C
40 of 44. Is that like the 51 " intelligence " officials who said crackheads laptop was a russian plot, or the border patrol endorsement of SCHITZENHIZPANTZ
TinyViolins · 31-35, M
@Patriot96 No, these were people that Trump appointed to his cabinet from 2016-2020
Patriot96 · 56-60, C
@TinyViolins you have quotes or more IRREFUTABLE proof by unknown sources
If Trump wins, this time the Heritage Foundation is going to be running the country while Trump just does rallies.
windinhishair · 61-69, M
@BohemianBoo He needs his Adoration Events more than air to breathe.
ron122 · 41-45, M
@BohemianBoo You tell um BooBoo/🤣
@ron122 Good point.
Corporalcolleague · 61-69, M
the only qualifier needed to be a member of the Trump cabinet is loyalty, loyalty, loyalty...nothing to do with qualified for the job, just loyalty to "the boss".
KunsanVeteran · 61-69, M
@Corporalcolleague Those loyal ones come across as having undergone frontal lobotomies…
TheRascallyOne · 31-35, M
windinhishair · 61-69, M
Your concerns are valid. The fundamental difference between the two cabinets would be that in his first administration, competency was at least a consideration. Not so this time. Sycophants who will do Trump's will unquestionably and fully is the sole criteria. There will be no possible roadblocks to Trump criminality. His cabinet will fully embrace the criminal behavior and assist him in every way, legal and illegal.
MarthannBann888 · 70-79, F
Tiny!

First of all there is a contributing variable, you lying dem, left out in your first paragraph. That is, the kkkdems and the media left that anyone in this country who supports DT is fired from their job and made a pariah. The vengeance and vitriol of the kkkdem party leaves this country free to be a kkkdem, unless you want to starve, as the media has made plain on many occasions.

Where have you been? The Mueller Investigation PROVED that DT had no connection to Putin. They knew each other and nothing else. All of the press reports that said DT “looked” subservient to Putin were fairytales and nothing else. Those people don’t and didn’t know any of that. After all it was Hunt-a-Blow Biden that got a million dollars from the mayor of Moscow.

Where have you been? Russia has always been trying to subvert the US. They subverted the US into war! Under the idiot bidumb. If you had really wanted to keep them from doing this you could have supported opposition to communism when the soviets were murdering a million innocent civilians EVERY YEAR.

Here’s the real question. What are the kkkdems threatening DT’s people with unless they abandoned him.
TinyViolins · 31-35, M
@MarthannBann888 Those come directly from high-ranking members of his own administration
MarthannBann888 · 70-79, F
@TinyViolins

Names, references. Direct quotes.
TinyViolins · 31-35, M
@MarthannBann888 Fiona Hill, Senior Director for Europe and Russia of the National Security Council under Trump (2017-2019)
[media=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvFZtdpYyA4]
Piper · 61-69, F
I don't find your claims and concerns either alarmist or misguided.
KunsanVeteran · 61-69, M
40 out of 44 former cabinet members can’t be wrong!

And I bet the four that did endorse him did it to get pardons!
Great--and sad!--post.
Patriot96 · 56-60, C
Scares you more than the freaks in pedo Pete s cabinet?😜😜😜😜
MarkPaul · 26-30, M
@Patriot96 Still not as scary as this almost unrecognizable guy and pedo...


By the way, he's maga.
You're about as bright as Alaska in the winter.
TinyViolins · 31-35, M
@NativePortlander1970 I wish you could see the irony in accusing me of lacking an original thought and then diagnosing me with TDS in the same sentence. Someone invented a phony medical condition 8 years ago and you lemmings have been regurgitating it ever since.

Is your brain really that incapable of handling any degree of criticism against Trump?
@TinyViolins I criticize Trump all the time, your point being, what?
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ron122 · 41-45, M
@whowasthatmaskedman Says the guy that voted for Biden.🤣
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
@ron122 But I didnt...😷
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TinyViolins · 31-35, M
@MarmeeMarch They remembered the taste it left in their mouth once November 2020 rolled around. Trump was such a terrible president that people decided a doddering old turnip like Biden was a better option

 
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