The battle for the soul of the Trump administration is already going full swing – and he isn’t even President yet.
Donald Trump, the US president-elect, has already named some controversial figures to his team that will run his administration. Amongst them is John Bannon, a racist and a bigot.
The names of ex-NY mayor Rudy Giuliani and Bush Jr.-era neocon John Bolton - both hawks - are also being floated as probable candidates for the top diplomat.
As you may know already, Giuliani is an immoral person who cheated on his wife; he was for the Iraq war, and has a history of capitalizing on his post-9/11 stature to make millions of dollars through dealings in the Middle East. He has no diplomatic background, and is hated across the globe universally for plethora of reasons.
Bolton is a neocon who was all for the Iraq war and a proponent for the civilization war in the Arab/Muslim world. So anti-internationalist and non-interventionists in the Trump coalition are angry that former UN Ambassador John Bolton (temporary position) is even being considered. Bolton was an early supporter of the Project for a New American Century, the neoconservative outfit that brought us the Iraq war, and he’s been endorsed by National Review – a neocon mouthpiece that actively campaigned against Trump. His hostility to Russia, which he believes must be subjected to “pain,” flies in the face of Trump’s stated intention to “get along” with Russia.
Antiwar.com's Justin Raimondo says that you can stop the Bolton nomination from getting off the ground. "The Trump transition team is asking for input from the public. If you have a Twitter account, you can tweet your opposition to Bolton by directing your tweet at @transition2017.
Keep your message short, sweet, and to the point: “No to Bolton” will do, but get creative if you like."
I think interested readers should also do the same for Rudy G, who is going to be equally terrible choice for the top diplomat position.