Hey Cornbread, let's discuss Sen. Elizabeth Warren checking the 'Native American' box on her college admission document decades ago. It's so relative to todays state of affair. Especially with an incoming U.S. President with the lowest approval ratings of any President for four decades.
On second thought, maybe we can stick with unfolding events of the President Elect.
Tell me again how this incoming President isn't a threat to Americans and our nation's security, as he keeps mounting attacks on our Intelligence community? A community charged with collecting and maintaining proof of foreign activities conspiring to do us harm. If he doesn't respect our U.S. Intelligence findings now and lies about it, why would he respect it in the future? Why wouldnt he continue to lie about and misconstrue their findings? If he invites Russia to hack our private citizens emails now, why wouldn't he in the future?
'It took Trump until last week to acknowledge that Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta — a long-held conclusion of the intelligence community. Trump had previously suggested that it might have been the Democrats themselves, China, “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds” or “some guy in his home in New Jersey.”
'Trump still hasn't acknowledged the intelligence community's conclusion that the effort was intended to benefit his candidacy.'
'In July, he said he hoped Russian hackers had Clinton's emails and urged them to find them if they didn't.
In one tweet this month, he claimed that an intelligence briefing he was to receive on Russia's hacking had been delayed, even as the intel community said it had not, and . . .in the same tweet, he questioned whether the intelligence community needed to buy time to “build a case.” He also has called efforts to look into Russian hacking a “political witch hunt.”
'He has regularly put the word “intelligence” in quotation marks in his tweets.'
'He has suggested at multiple points that the intelligence community may have directly leaked the dossier, even as it is not an intelligence document and was seen by many journalists and lawmakers in Washington before BuzzFeed published it.'
'He said last week that it was leaked by “maybe the intelligence agencies, which would be a tremendous blot on their record if they in fact did that.” Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. pushed back, clarifying that “this document is not a U.S. Intelligence Community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the [intelligence community].”
'Trump and his team have mischaracterized the intelligence committee's report when it comes to whether Russia actually had an effect on the 2016 election. Although the intelligence community has said clearly that it can't and won't make that determination, Trump's team has said it determined there was no impact.'
'Trump has doubted the intelligence community by saying, “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”
'He has favorably cited the comments of Julian Assange and Vladimir Putin — who are decidedly not allies of U.S. intelligence — while being much more skeptical about U.S. intelligence.'https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... f4f96943f8
What's wrong when a man who will head every U.S. government agency, begins his service determined to discredit the most important agencies that he must rely on to make critical decisions on domestic and foreign policy?
What's wrong is this man obviously has no intention of relying on any input or critical information these agencies provide.
Which begs the question, on whom and what information will he rely on to make these decisions? His own inexperienced knowledge of government inner workings, both ours and foreign? His 12 year old son's? Putin's?
Other than a few of his cabinet picks, the greater majority have absolutely no experience in running even a government city hall meeting. He can't rely on those that have no experience in government to teach him anything about it's business.
It's common practice in the business world for bosses to expect their subordinates to train them while on the job, for what they need to know to run the business. That's not how it works in government. Knowledge is power. Power is taken, never given.
Buckle up it's about to get real.