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This is what you get when you have The Donald in office and he has no clue what or how to run a Government. Never did never will, he thinks it's his Business/ Co.

The Government is NOT run like a Business, and he thinks it is. He says it is this way or that way, because he's CEO that's the way it is, but he's not a CEO any more.

He really needs a Physiatrist check up, because he has done so many off the wall things and has said so many off the wall things.

They really need to consider the 25th Amendment for him as he really is just so erratic, he sure seems unfit with his words and his actions to many. Just not his Republican buddies.
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Thank you for your post.  Remember, others are watching. I believe for Our National Security, this Not a good  thing... Nancy 

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Twelve Times Trump Surprised the Pentagon


Since Trump took office a year and a half ago, Pentagon officials have been blindsided by sudden policy change announcements.
Frustrated with the lack of coordination, Mattis has drafted a letter to national security adviser John Bolton to request that he hold more meetings between White House officials and department heads.


Here are the major times the Pentagon appeared to have been caught off guard by Trump:

 

  • Trump’s Iran tweet
    Trump tweeted “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.”
  • The Trump- Putin meeting
    Only translators were present at the more than two-hour meeting between Trump and Putin, and there have been vague answers on what exactly was discussed and agreed to.
  • NATO Summit
    Mattis, reportedly unaware of the specific demands Trump would make, has sought to dismiss speculation that Pentagon officials were doing damage control with allies following the summit.
  • Trump directs Pentagon to create “Space Force”
    Military heads have warned it would be premature to create a separate space entity, and that it would add burdensome bureaucracy to the service.
  • Temporary halt to military drills on Korean peninsula
    The Pentagon, which has asserted the drills as essential to military readiness, struggled to quickly release a statement on which exercises would be halted or scaled back, and officials said new guidance wasn’t given.
    Responses from other ally countries, including South Korea and Japan, indicated that Trump's announcement came as a surprise.
  • National Guard border deployment
    “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with the military,” Trump said.
    In the wake of the announcement, Pentagon officials struggled to answer questions on how many troops would be deployed, how much such an endeavor would cost and where the funds would come from.
  • Trump hints withdrawal of US troops from Syria ‘very soon’
    Trump in late March stunned an audience in a speech about infrastructure with a seemingly off-the-cuff remark that the United States will “be coming out of Syria, like, very soon.”
    A week later he reiterated, “I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home.”
    The president reportedly butted heads with his military advisers, who warned about the possibility that ISIS and potential other terrorist groups will surge back in Syria if the United States leaves the country.
  • Trump’s military parade
    The parade, set for Nov. 10, is still in the beginning planning stages. The date has already been changed once and questions still remain on how much it will ultimately cost.
  • The transgender ban tweets
    He said he had made the decision after consulting with “my generals and military experts.”
    No military or national security official has yet to come forward as advising Trump on such a move, and Mattis was on vacation at the time, calling into doubt the Pentagon’s level of involvement in the decision
  • White House statement threatening Syrian government
    “We woke up to the statement. The White House did not coordinate with us or Joint Chiefs of Staff or State Department from what I can tell,” top Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told Kevin Sweeney, chief of staff to Mattis.
    Mattis and White were on a plane to Germany when the White House released the statement.
  • Tough talk on North Korea
    Trump threatened to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea and dubbed Kim as “Rocket Man.”
  • Trump’s travel ban
    The ban caused headaches for the Pentagon, which uses Iraqis as interpreters and in other roles and has granted them special immigrant visas.
    Mattis in response crafted a list of Iraqis who worked with the U.S. military who he believed should be exempt from the executive order.

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/399288-twelve-times-trump-surprised-the-pentagon

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