Dr. Rick Bright was hastily removed this week as the director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, and removed as the deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response (that’s a mouthful). He was leading the agency in charge of developing a vaccine for the coronavirus. Why was he removed? Because he didn’t push Donald Trump’s ridiculous argument for hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, as a cure for the coronavirus.
He has accused Donald Trump of firing him for this reason and said he’s putting “politics and cronyism ahead of science.” How could he accuse someone who hired his unqualified daughter and son-in-law as advisers of cronyism? The nerve.
Don’t be surprised if he removes the director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield and Dr. Anthony Fauci for saying the virus will return this fall…and possibly be worse. They don’t have the lackey thing down as well as Dr. Deborah Birx, who even refused to disagree with the governor of Georgia on his decision to reopen his state’s nail salons and tattoo parlors.
Donald Trump has been removing people from their positions over lack of loyalty ever since he came into office. He asked Jim Comey, while he was the FBI director if he had his loyalty. Comey only pledged loyalty to the nation. Comey got gone. Andrew McCabe, the deputy director was fired for doing his job. In fact, he was fired hours before he qualified for his pension. FBI agents Peter Stzrok and Lisa Page were also removed for doing their duties instead of helping Donald Trump with his doodies.
Donald Trump has ruined careers to protect himself and his feelings.
After his impeachment trial, he embarked on a purge of those he deemed insufficiently loyal and tweeted, “We want bad people out of our government!” That translates to wanting good people out of government.
John C. Rood, the official in charge of Defense Department policy who had certified that Ukraine had met anti-corruption obligations was fired. Victoria Coates, a deputy national security adviser was removed from her post after there was suspicion she loved her country more than she loved Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s idiot son, no, not that one…the other one. Yeah. Donald Trump Jr tweeted that the impeachment helped in”unearthing who all needed to be fired.”
Donald Trump fired Joseph Maguire as acting director of National Intelligence and replaced him with the ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, who, like Trump, has no experience with intelligence but is a Trump sycophant which actually requires a lack of intelligence. Right after his acquittal in the Senate, he fired Gordon Sondland as ambassador to the European Union and Iraq-war veteran Colonel Alexander Vindman for testifying against him. He even fired Vindman’s twin brother from his intelligence post in the White House for the crime of…wait for it…looking like his twin brother. During the coronavirus pandemic, he fired Michael Atkinson as inspector general for the intelligence community because he alerted Congress of the whistleblower complaint against Trump, which was his job.
Donald Trump even fired Jeff Sessions from leading the Justice Department, who was the first senator to endorse Trump, for doing his job and appointing a special counsel to investigate Russia attacking our election in favor of Trump. He replaced him with William Barr who is now only seen when he emerges from Donald Trump’s ass, sees his shadow, and calls for six more weeks of corruption. Today, Sessions is running for his old job as Alabama senator and still professing his loyalty to Trump, who still badmouths Sessions. Another thing being a Trump sycophant requires is a lack of dignity.
At least Donald Trump is not using the tactic of Kim Jong Un, which is to kill people he deems unloyal or a threat to his leadership. He’s murdered people by firing squads where the guns used by goons were anti-aircraft weapons. He’s had people ripped apart by dogs. He even murdered his brother.
Donald Trump says Kim Jong Un is his friend and they fell in love with Kim sending him “beautiful” letters. Donald Trump doesn’t care who Kim murders. He doesn’t even care that Kim killed American college student Otto Warmbier saying that Kim feels “really bad about it.” Well, I really hope the guilt doesn’t put too much stress on Kim and prevent him from enjoying his coma.
There are reports Kim had recent surgery (we don’t know what for but has he tried hydroxychloroquine?) and his life is now in danger. Donald Trump is worried about this little buddy. One is a fascist and the other is a wannabe fascist.
Donald Trump admires fascist dictators he deems to be strong leaders. He complained that President Obama wasn’t strong like Vladimir Putin and even defended him when it was brought up that he’s had people killed. His retort was, “You think our country’s so innocent?” A retort, if made by President Obama, would have had him impeached…at least on Fox News.
If the Republican Senate knew that Donald Trump would start purging after they acquitted him, would they have proceeded with the acquittal? If Trump voters know that Donald Trump will pull our nation out of NATO, the Korean peninsula, and invite Putin to the White House for hamberders if he’s reelected, would they still vote for him? Yes, because Trump supporters are more loyal to Trump than to America.
And, if he’s reelected, don’t be surprised if he starts removing people in much harsher measures. He could finally get a dog.
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