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Trump's horrifying plans to create dictatorship if re-elected. Could the January 6th committee help Ron DeSantis? Monkeypox deemed a global health emergency by WHO.
A report that’s not getting a lot of attention presents a three-month investigation of how Donald Trump, if re-elected, plans to completely eviscerate the State Department, Pentagon, National Security Agency, the FBI and other agencies — replacing tens of thousands of government employees with MAGA cultists who support his “America First” agenda.
This is a plan to completely make the entire government workforce — which has largely stayed in place from one president to the other — be foot soldiers for Trump. It’s a fascistic plan for pure dictatorship, and would be Trump and the GOP’s way to keep Democrats from gaining control again, as they rig all the levers of power at every level of government.
Unlike in 2017, Trump would have in place experienced loyalists at the top who’ve apparently been planning this for quite some time, including Jeffrey Clark — the DOJ low-level official he was going to make Acting Attorney General after the 2020 election to overturn the election — and Dan Scavino, John McEntee, Richard Grenell, Kash Patel, Robert O’Brien, David Bernhardt, John Ratcliffe, Peter Navarro and Pam Bondi. Some are old names — people who learned from the mistakes the first time — others new, but all scary as can be.