My first part dealt with one of Trump's campaign promise to drain the swamp, but with the people he placed in the cabinet is more like filling the swamp with sharks instead of draining the swamp. He also placed in the different cabinet levels are people who are directly opposed to the department they were put in charge of, or were out to destroy the cabinet left in the charge. The previous two posts I talked about the "Washington Outsiders" and the "Republican Insiders". Today I will talk about the "Military Figures" and their role in shaping the current administration.
Mr. Trump has shown a love of military figures, selecting three retired generals and a former Navy SEAL for his cabinet and top staff. Several of Mr. Trump’s other picks have also served in the military.
Michael T. Flynn - National Security Adviser
General Flynn has gone from a highly respected military officer to an openly partisan outsider, outspoken about the threat posed by “radical Islamic terrorism.” He criticized the Obama administration’s failure to deal with Islamist militancy, as well Republican neoconservatives for leading the nation into conflicts like in Iraq. He has been selected for one of the few cabinet-level positions that does not require Senate confirmation.
John F. Kelly - Homeland Security Secretary
The retired four-star Marine general has also disagreed with certain Obama administration policies, including plans to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and to open all combat jobs to women. Mr. Trump has not yet formally offered General Kelly the post.
James N. Mattis - Defense Secretary
The retired general most recently led the United States Central Command in the Middle East and Southwest Asia from 2010 to 2013 and has been an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s policies. He would be the first former ranking general to become defense secretary since George Marshall in the 1950s and needs a special congressional waiver, because federal law requires the Pentagon chief to have been out of the military for seven years.
Ryan Zinke - Interior Secretary
The former Navy SEAL commander spent most of his life in the military, having served in Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Pacific. He ran for his current seat as a representative from Montana on a national security platform.
Now that we have seen the people that started with the Trump administration, we also found out two years later that most of them have left the White House, by several ways, convicted of criminal misconduct, disagreeing with Trump, unethical behavior, or "other than honorable conditions, which all of whom were replaced with people even more unethical than the orginal cabinet.
So did he drain the swamp, or did he just allowed more sharks into the swamp? You be the judge.