Pentagon Chief of Staff Resigns; the ‘Trump Effect’


In the last couple of weeks Trump has been heavily criticized by retired generals for his lack of knowledge related to international relations and military leadership. Yesterday it was announced that Pentagon Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Kevin M. Sweeney, has resigned from his position in the defense department. This is the third resignation in the department in less than a month.

After Trump made a unilateral decision to remove all of our nation’s military from Syria, Secretary of Defense, James Mattis resigned, and shortly after Dana White, the Pentagon spokesperson, resigned as well.

“After two years in the Pentagon, I’ve decided the time is right to return to the private sector,” Sweeney said in a statement. “It has been an honor to serve again alongside the men and women of the Department of Defense.” Sweeney didn’t mention Trump in his short statement that was posted on the Department of Defense’s website.

If this doesn’t frighten you, you don’t understand the importance and necessity of the Commander-in-Chief having the full support of our nation’s military. Their obvious lack of respect for Trump is a statement that they believe the orange man is making our country less safe.

Trump doesn’t care; he’s too busy attempting to bully Democrats into giving him his unnecessary wall. That’s what is most important to the spoiled baby in the White House.

No administration in history has experienced as many resignations or firings in its first two years. Trump once praised every man and woman who worked for him, but when they left he resorted to ‘name calling.’ During his campaign he expressed his adulation for ‘generals,’ although he claimed to “know more about everything.”

I’m beginning to wonder if at the end of four years only Trump, Pence, and paid liar Sarah Huckabee Sanders will remain in the West Wing. No sane man or woman who wishes to keep his or her dignity could work for the ignorant madman by the name of Donald John Trump.

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Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage


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