During A National Crisis, Trump Fires Two Men Of Honor For Telling The Truth – National Compass
At a time when more than 9100 Americans are dead and 321,000 sick by a pandemic made worse because the president of the United States failed to do his job, Donald Trump chose to fire two men of honor because they did theirs with integrity and distinction.
Under the cover of darkness late Friday night, impeached president Trump fired Michael Atkinson, the second inspector general of the Intelligence Community and a Trump appointee, claiming the former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor “…did a terrible job, absolutely terrible…” when he turned over what the president called “a fake report” to Congress outlining a credible whistleblower charge that led to the president’s impeachment. The president added, “The man is a disgrace to IGs. He’s a total disgrace.”
Earlier, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly fired U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt Captain Brett Crozier for expressing his concern about the safety of his sailors after 155 tested positive for COVID-19 after the ship was ordered to virus-stricken Vietnam in February.
“I thought it was terrible, what he did, to write a letter,” said Trump, defending “100%” the captain’s firing. I mean, this isn’t a class on literature. This is a captain of a massive ship that’s nuclear powered. And he shouldn’t be talking that way in a letter.”
When lies become the norm, truth becomes a dangerous toxic hazard to the liars, and to those who believe the lies.