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Because he doesn't want incapable useless career politicians fulfilling roles that need makers and shakers! And anyone who has worked at senior levels in the corporate world knows that politicians never get anything done of any significance! Trump will create many jobs and will do a better job than anyone else since RR! I mean even an actor can do better that corrupt career pollys!
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: RP2SticksOfDynamite
Ridiculous. He's the maverick man for the necessary job.
What job? Why is he nominating Goldman Sachs bankers, generals, and the CEO of Exxon to his cabinet? What sort of "job" is that?
The thing is, none of them are in a position to order nuclear retaliation because a foreign leader tweeted that they are a "clumsy amateur." Trump is. His mental health can cost us blood and treasure.
you do realize that he can't just willy nilly launch without the chain of command right. plus there's the secretary of defense, the chief of staff, the officer carrying the football, the DOD, plus many officers further down the line that can refuse to follow an unlawful order.
Only the President can direct the use of nuclear weapons, including the Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP). While the President does have unilateral authority as commander-in-chief to order that nuclear weapons be used for any reason at any time, the actual procedures and technical systems in place for authorizing the execution of a launch order requires a secondary confirmation under a two-man rule, as the President's order is subject to secondary confirmation by the Secretary of Defense. If the Secretary of Defense does not concur, then the President may in his sole discretion fire the Secretary. The Secretary of Defense has legal authority to approve the order, but cannot veto it.
National Command Authority
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
i am amused by the implied mental gymnastics that concludes :
mr trump = needs pshych. eval.
mrs clinton = fine
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Profusion
The establishment will do everything they can to de-legitimatize Trump.
Trump has 2 years to prove himself. He'll either succeed or fail.
Obama has 2 years with a majority in the House and Senate, and look what he did. He sank the democrat party.