Donald Trump will have retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn with him when he gets his first classified briefing at FBI headquarters today, and his reasoning behind it is totally Trump.
“I think he’s a great guy. I’ve gotten to know him. He’s been a real fan of mine and defender of mine and he’s a terrific guy, a terrific general — tough, smart. Feels like I do about illegal immigration, in particular,” Trump told Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. “He wants to make sure the right people are coming into our country, not the people that we’re probably taking in right now. We don’t even know who we’re taking in. I mean, we have people coming into our country, we have no idea who they are, where they come from and he’s somebody that I believe in.”
To slice through the word salad – Flynn is little more than a highly qualified “Yes man” to Trump. Judging by the campaign shakeup that was revealed today, however, with the addition of Breitbart Yes man, Steve Bannon, we can expect to see an absolute purging of anyone who tries to guide Trump into more professional, presidential waters.
Still think he’s trying to win? It’s hard to say, but I have my doubts.
So does he trust the intelligence he’ll be receiving today?
“Not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country. I mean, look what’s happened over the last 10 years. Look what’s happened over the years. It’s been catastrophic. And, in fact, I won’t use some of the people that are sort of your standards, you know, just use them, use them, use them, very easy to use them, but I won’t use them because they’ve made such bad decisions,” said Trump…
Yes, he repeated himself that many times in a continuous stream.
A lot has been made of Hillary Clinton’s bizarre flashes and twitches. Listening to Trump’s rambling, as he tries to explain why he won’t be using the people who are currently involved in our nation’s intelligence gathering is concerning for several reasons.
First of all, his health really is at stake.
Second, what if he starts having these mental “hiccups” while in office? Can he be trusted?
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be in tow, also, in the event Trump needs somebody to run out and fetch lunch.
Maybe it’s a good thing Flynn will be with Trump. He’s a Democrat and a Trumpidian, but he’s otherwise sane, I suspect.
The question is, will Trump listen to him?