You’re Going to Miss the Deep State When It’s Gone
From the Daily Beast:
THE WANNABE DICTATOR
Trump’s terrifying plan to purge tens of thousands of career government workers and replace them with loyal stooges must be stopped in its tracks.
The plan, long apparent to those working closely with Trump, has been detailed in an Axios series by reporter Jonathan Swan as a sweeping government overhaul that could push as many as 50,000 career officials out of their jobs and move the country a giant step closer to dictatorship.
During his presidency, Trump was regularly frustrated by the fact that government officials—appointees as well as career officials in the civil service, the military, the intelligence community and the foreign service—were an impediment to the autocratic impulses about which he often openly fantasized. (Remember the time he said he wished his staff would “cower” like North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s? He wasn’t kidding.)
Why we’ll miss the ‘Deep State’ when it’s gone
From MSNBC’s Morning Joe:
David Rothkopf writes in a new Daily Beast column about the importance of career government professionals and how they stopped some of former President Trump’s ‘really bad ideas’ while in office.