Step 1: Donald Trump appointed Steve Bannon to be his chief strategist and Senior Counselor. Bannon was formerly the head of Beitbart News, the premier platform for the alt-right movement, a white nationalist, nativist, anti-“political correctness,” xenophobic, antisemitic, homophobic, antifeminist, Islamaphobic, anti-multiculturalist, and anti-immigrant formation that includes the KKK and other crypto- or wanna-be fascists.
Step 2: For Attorney General Donald Trump appointed Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III who had failed to win Senate Judiciary Committee approval for a federal judgeship due to his well-known habit of making racist comments and other slurs against the NAACP and the ACLU, among many others.
Step 3: For his chief of staff, Donald Trump tapped Reinhold “Reince” Priebus, long-time Chairman of the Republican National Committee, a right-wing functionary who enjoys the benefit of seeming moderate in the company of fascists.
Step 4: Donald Trump appointed Michael Flynn to the position of National Security Advisor. General Flynn was former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (appointed by Barack Obama), and then forced into early retirement because of his extreme militaristic attitudes and practices, as well as his loose relationship with the truth, a steady stream of dubious assertions that his associates referred to as “Flynn Facts.” Keep your eye out for Flynn Facts, Bannon Cannons and Trump Dumps in the weeks and months ahead.
Step 5: Donald Trump settled the zillion law suits against him and his fraudulent Trump University for $25 million, presumably enabling some of the plaintiffs to vacation at one of Trump’s resorts—well, not likely, but it’s all part of Making America Great Again.
More to come!