One of President-Elect Donald Trump’s pick is an outspoken critic of Obama. Retired Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn will be Trumps national security adviser. He had been dismissed by Obama in 2014 for his ‘combative style.’ Flynn is highly regarded in the military and intelligence communities. PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
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The outrage from liberals was immediate. The media immediately starting smearing Flynn in the biased hateful manner we are accustomed to.
“With each appointment made by the president-elect my grave concern about his presidency increases,” House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a statement.
Flynn is “a man who was fired by President Obama and who has made incendiary, hateful comments about Muslims,” he said. “This should alarm all Americans. In particular, I have serious questions about General Flynn’s competence and composure, his ongoing lobbying on behalf of the Turkish government and his links to Russia.”
Flynn took a paid speaking engagement last year with Russia Today, a television network funded by the Kremlin, and sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the network’s lavish anniversary party in Moscow.
The Flynn pick underscores that the hardline rhetoric about Muslims Trump espoused on the campaign trail will continue in the White House. Flynn has even stated that Islam is not a religion, rather a political ideology. Both Democrat and Republican national security advisers have warned that such statements inflame Muslims across the world and feed into the propaganda the Islamic State uses to recruit suicide bombers.
In August, Flynn gave a speech to anti-Muslim group ACT for America where he said Islam is a “political ideology” that hides behind “being a religion.”
“It’s like cancer. You know, I’ve gone through cancer in my own life. So it’s like cancer. And it’s a like malignant cancer, though, in this case. It has metastasized,” said Flynn.
H/T: New York Times