Donald Trump appears to be installing MAGA loyalists at the helm of the military and intelligence agencies just days before Joe Biden takes office.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow alerted Trump about the step behind the scenes and openly asked what the outgoing president thinks he can deal with these agencies in less than 48 hours by the time Biden is sworn in.
"What do the Trump people think they can do with the military and the secret services in the last few days?" asked the MSNBC host. "Why would you bother installing all of these new ones at the end before Biden gets there?"
Rachel Maddow is sounding the alarm because Donald Trump installed MAGA loyalists at the head of military and intelligence services a few days before he left office. #maddow pic.twitter.com/mVYS2AGtsa
– PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) January 19, 2021
The question is why are they trying? At the very last minute, they are literally trying to swear this guy to head the NSA 24 hours before Biden's inauguration. And, you know, yes, on a surface that Biden faces the annoying task of figuring out a way to fire this guy or, as you know, assigning him to a very important job in Antarctica that he's watching how paint dries outside. Or something else to do with this guy. But think about where the impetus for this comes from. What do the Trump people think they can do with the military and intelligence in the past few days? Why would you bother installing all of these new ones in the end before Biden gets there? We will see.
Trump is still playing with coup fantasies
In less than 48 hours, Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. There is nothing Donald Trump or his group of white supremacist terrorists can do to prevent this from happening.
But Trump's eleventh attempt to put his loyalists at the helm of the military and intelligence agencies seems to indicate that coup fantasies are still swirling around in his head.
In one version of Trump's reality, if he leaves office, he either still believes he can pull off a coup or he believes he can influence the military and intelligence by installing his loyalists now.
Either way, Donald Trump is likely to be disappointed as he leaves office at 12:00 p.m. on January 20th and any MAGA extremist he installs at the last minute is likely to be canned by Joe Biden.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.