Chair of the House Democratic Conference Compares the Trump Administration to a Military Junta

By NTK Staff | 02.10.2017 @10:04am

Chair of the House Democratic Conference Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) compared the Trump Administration to a military junta during a press conference in Baltimore on Friday. “This Trump regime – I don’t call it an Administration, I call it a regime because that’s how they act. They’ve appointed several former generals, that’s very junta-like,” Crowley […]

Chair of the House Democratic Conference Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) compared the Trump Administration to a military junta during a press conference in Baltimore on Friday.

“This Trump regime – I don’t call it an Administration, I call it a regime because that’s how they act. They’ve appointed several former generals, that’s very junta-like,” Crowley told the members of the media gathered.

Trump’s appointment of generals to key Cabinet positions is not unusual according to CBS News:

A look at recent history shows that Mr. Trump’s reliance on generals is not entirely out of the ordinary. …

During President Obama’s two terms, several retired generals held key roles in his administration. Retired four-star Marine Gen. Jim Jones, who served as Supreme Allied Commander of Europe under President George W. Bush, served as Mr. Obama’s first national security adviser. Mr. Obama tapped Petraeus to lead the spy agency. And he nominated retired four-star Army Gen. Eric Shinseki for secretary of veterans affairs. Retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen became Mr. Obama’s U.S. envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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