Trump Sec Def says he just * looked * like he was supporting the atrocities, he was actually saving America!

This week, former Defense Secretary Mark Esper joined the long line of Trump officials who waited a long time after the 2020 election to say, HOLY SHIT, THAT GUY IS CRAZY AND SHOULD NOT BE NEAR THE OVAL OFFICE.

“I felt like I was writing for history and for the American people,” Esper said Maggie Haberman, presumably with a straight face, later adding that Trump is “an unprincipled person who, given his self-interest, shouldn’t be in a public service position.”

He didn’t say, “Thanks, mate. Now that you’ve made sure this revelation benefits no one but the two of us, you want to cash in and sell your book. Great!”

Instead he describes his subject as a man motivated solely by his love for his homeland and a sense of duty.


Mr. Esper describes an administration completely overwhelmed with concerns about Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign, with every decision tied to that goal. He writes that he could have resigned and weighed the idea several times, but that he believed the president was surrounded by so many yes-men and people whispering dangerous ideas to him that a loyalist would be put in the place of Mr. Esper. The real act of service, he decided, was to stay in his place to make sure such things didn’t happen.

He also notes that Esper was concerned “that the president might abuse the military on election day, for example by having soldiers seize ballot boxes. He warned subordinates to be alert for unusual calls from the White House ahead of the elections. . “

Did he say a word to the American people? Hahaha, no. And he didn’t say boos even when the president summoned the mafia in Washington, even though he had been unceremoniously “You’re fired!” at that point.

Ahead of next week’s release A sacred oath, we’re once again getting excerpts of the more salacious bits dribbled to various media, which is nice because the chances of handing over money to read some Trump lackey’s book are between zero and none. Monday we learned that Trump wanted to shoot protesters for racial justice. But in the knees, if the head was not possible, because it is not a monster!

(Just kidding, he’s totally a monster.)

the Times the big revelation is that the genius of the stable wanted to bomb drug labs in Mexico and pretend it wasn’t us.

“They don’t have control of their country,” Trump complained, apparently oblivious to the fact that it takes two people to tango, and if he could get Americans to stop buying all that fentanyl, cartels would stop sending it.

Hey, who was supposed to be in charge of drug policy again? Oh right.

Trump was sure that “we could just fire some Patriot missiles and take out the labs, silently” and “no one would know it was us”. Which might make sense if the cartels were cooking meth on airplanes. But assuming that’s not the case, a surface-to-air missile may not be the weapon of choice when you’re launching an attack on your neighbor, even if you intend to blame Iran, or Venezuela, or UFOs.

Esper, whose book was vetted by the Pentagon and who claims to have verified his memories with several former cabinet officials, says Stephen Miller was a particularly pernicious presence in the White House. After the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Miller thought it would be a great idea to behead the body, dip its head in pig’s blood, and then carry it around on a pole as a warning to people. other terrorists. Esper claims he put kibosh into the plan by pointing out that it would be a war crime.

Esper also describes the fucking blockade that the brain of the xenophobic galaxy plans to send 250,000 troops to the southern border to defeat the large and frightening caravan of poor and desperate families who make the entirely legal choice to surrender and seek asylum.

“The US military doesn’t have 250,000 troops to send to the border for this nonsense,” Hero cites heroically.

There he is talking about the episode – and selling her book, of course – to CBS ‘Nora O’Donnell, confirming that Miller is exactly as creepy and annoying as you thought he was.


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Esper is poised to throw dust on half of the White House, including Mark Meadows, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and, of course, the Spray Tan in Chief.

But you already know those guys were disgusting assholes, not least because Your Wonkette told you this every day for four consecutive years. So don’t give your money to this guy! Give it to Wonkette! Or the Ukrainian relief efforts! Or play it on ponies! But don’t feed the craft industry of the reprobate who seek to cash in and launder their reputation through self-flattery.

They knew what it was, they did what they did and they never should have lived it for the rest of their miserable lives.

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