The Scorching Continues

Yesterday, Trump canned the Sec of Defense. And now, an official who once called Obama a ‘terrorist leader’ takes over Pentagon policy. Meanwhile, Trump just fired one of the country’s top climate scientists (taking scorched earth to literal levels). This trend will continue. And it’s more than just sour grapes. Fred Kaplan on more moves and what it means: “President Donald Trump’s campaign to challenge the results of the election is not merely a salve to his wounded ego, but a serious attempt to stay in power—if not from inside the Oval Office for another four years, then through confederates well placed in what he has called the ‘deep state.'”

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