If Donald TrumpTo be believed, at some point in the not-too-distant future, he will run for president again with hopes of returning to the White House on January 20, 2025. This will be very bad for the country. for many reasonsBut perhaps the most important thing is that made it It is quite clear that in the second term, like an outside dictator, he will have no objection. We know this, thanks to a detailed report of both the plans for which he is laying the groundwork, should he win a second term, including firing With thousands of civil servants and loyalists in their place, they will do whatever they say, and because they told us as much as last month, in a speech he Told America should start hanging drug dealers after fake trials. Oh, and also: the fact that he allegedly demanded of his military leaders that he was Adolf Hitler and that he was a German general during World War II.
That’s right: in an excerpt from The Divider: Trump at the White House, 2017-2021, by experienced journalists Peter Baker And Susan Glasser, published on Monday by New YorkerWe learn That the 45th president wanted his generals to emulate top Nazi officials. Trump hated it, according to Baker and Glasser His The top generals did not blindly follow whatever ridiculous, dangerous, possibly illegal demands were, but “rules, standards and expertise, not blind loyalty.” One day, angry that his general was not treating him with the level of respect he deserved, Trump complained to his then chief of staff, John Kelly: “You fuck generals, why can’t you be like German generals?” curious, maybe given to the president disdain for berlin And Europe in general, Kelly investigated further. “Which general?” He asked. “German generals in World War II,” Trump reportedly replied. “You know how they tried to kill Hitler three times and almost pulled him over?” Kelly told him.
As Baker and Glasser point out, Trump, a curious idiot with the IQ of a Big Mac, didn’t know this. “No, no, no, they were completely loyal to him,” he insisted to Kelly. “In his version of history,” the author writes, “the generals of the Third Reich were completely under Hitler; this was the model he wanted for his army. Kelly told Trump that there were no such American generals. , but the President was determined to test the proposal.
Set aside the fact that the leader of the free world did not have a basic understanding of world history, most would agree that it is a little disturbing to learn that a US president thought the top military leadership could do the best. Is. His behavior after those who helped a madman to take over Europe and murder millions as part of that plan. Then, the orders of these “German generals” were being followed, for example, to gas the Jewish people alive and invade Poland. If pressed, we’re sure Trump would be all, “No, no, I didn’t mean all of those things, I just meant to ask him twice to serve Adolf’s Donner Kebab. There was no need to ask. He just said, ‘Go, Führer; Danke, Führer,’ and that’s what I want from my friends.” But it is important to remember that lie about everything all the time,
Asked for comment, Trump told the new Yorker: “These were very talented people and once I realized that, I didn’t trust them, I relied on the real generals and admirals within the system.”
Of course, it’s hardly a surprise to hear that the former president wanted to base his management style from Hitler, given his apparent soft spot for this guy. Last year, journalist Michael Bender informed of During a visit to France to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Trump told Kelly that “Hitler did great things,” and that one should not be judged by a massacre. (The comment reportedly came in the midst of a history lesson in which Kelly “reminds the president which countries were on which side during the conflict” and “points from World War I to World War II and all of Hitler’s atrocities.” A Trump spokesperson called the report “completely false.”) Despite being told by his chief of staff that Trump was wrong, and that Hitler hadn’t actually done “a lot of good things,” the president clearly were “disappointed” in their assessment. , which forced Kelly to tell him, “You can never say anything in support of Adolf Hitler. You just can’t.” (as of 1990.) Vanity Fair profile By Mary Brenner, Trump kept a book of Hitler’s speeches in a cabinet next to his bed.)
Meanwhile, Hitler is one of Trump’s favorite dictators—which is a crazy thing to say about a man who was president of the United States. during his first term invited Rodrigo Duterte to stop by the White House and Appreciate the then-president of the Philippines for “doing an incredible job on the drug problem” (Duterte’s government approved the execution of suspects on the streets); Hosted by the President of Egypt Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi, whose security forces killed more than 800 protesters in a dayAnd told reporters that CC was doing “great” work; and there was no shortage of Appreciation to turkey Risp Tayyip Erdogan, who went after a 16 year old who insulted her And A former Miss Turkey who circulated a critical poem about her, His “love letters” with the dictator of North Korea Kim Jong Un Serious is the stuff of legends. In March, he publicly appealed Vladimir Putin To help him down Joe Biden.
So, yeah, let’s never power this guy down again.
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