Day: September 6, 2017

Is military White House consolidation of power pre-coup?

Is military coup possible, even likely?

A Washington Post headline might make one think that a military coup could be in the making in Donald Trump’s administration: “Military leaders consolidate power in Trump administration.” The term used by the WP for their presence was “ubiquitous,” which, of course, means found everywhere, especially at the same time. T-rump has surrounded himself with billionaires and current and retired generals, and it would appear that he is at least listening to the latter, considering General John Kelly has tamed his Twitter use. Five of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are also credited with taking a more forceful condemnation of hate on Charlottesville that Trump.

Battlefield commanders in control at White House

Military┬ábattlefield commanders include White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and national security adviser H.R. McMaster. So far, the trio has T-rump’s ear establishing a relationship where he, at least, has confidence in their judgment. Critics consider them the first calming effect of the Oval Office. The question is whether the generals will be able to control Donald Trump to at least follow reasonable advice. Or will it be necessary for these generals to take control of a deteriorating administration, taking over a failing government, and institute military control? It’s happened all over the world and with less crazy leaders than Donald Trump.

Generals have pact to closely supervise Trump…