Courtesy of Mediaite:
“It will not be discussed all that much compared to the other people who need to go through a Senate confirmation process, but the choice of Mike Flynn really is a different kill of fish than anything that even I think we might have expected from the Trump campaign,” she said.
Maddow continued with strong concern, “Mike Flynn calls Islam a political ideology hiding behind a religion. Mike Flynn calls Islam a malignant cancer.”
General Flynn formerly served as the director for the Defense Intelligence Agency, and his views on oft-cited Trump campaign topics like waterboarding and the killing of suspected terrorists’ families have been expressed ambiguously at best. Maddow continued:
“I would also say that Mike Flynn has been on the payroll — his intelligence firm has been on the payroll of Turkey , including during the Trump campaign, without him disclosing that while he was working for the Trump campaign. I know he’s not gonna get as much coverage… stick a pin in that. It’s a really, really important, really really worrying announcement.”
We are all so freaked out by the appointments of Stephen Bannon and Jeff Sessions that I think for a lot of us this Mike Flynn thing kind of flew under the radar.
But it shouldn't.
Apparently Donald Trump took that "basket of deplorables" thing literally and is plucking from it to staff his administration.
And that is terrible news for the future of this country.
P.S. Flynn apparently also shared fake conspiracy theories about Hillary and Muslims, so yeah he's deplorable.