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Trump admin forced to appoint total novice to head the draft board because the EPA rejected him

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It may have appeared that President Donald Trump’s administration accidently appointed the wrong guy to head an office. However, the reality is, the office he was qualified for didn’t want him.

As The Huffington Post discovered, The White House sent out a notice with a list of the recent appointees. Washington state Senator Don Benton (R) was appointed to be director of the Selective Service System, which operates the nation’s military draft. Except, his qualifications don’t exactly read like someone who should be nominated to head up the draft.

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“During his tenure [Benton], reduced the cost of removing hazardous waste from the waste stream while doubling citizen participation and tripling the tonnage of hazardous waste removed,” the White House wrote in their description of qualifications for Benton. “Mr. Benton was also responsible for Clark County certifying more Green Schools than in any other county in Washington State.”

If that doesn’t sound like the guy who should be nominated to the draft, you’re not wrong. Benton wasn’t supposed to be nominated to head up the draft. He was supposed to be nominated to serve at the Environmental Protection Agency but then things get a little more complicated.

Benton was expected to be working in the EPA but working with Scott Pruitt wasn’t working out so well. The Washington Post reported that Benton began interrupting policy discussions making weird statements so the staff began keeping him out of meetings.

Trump wanted to award Benton’s loyalty as he was an early supporter and the chair of Trump’s campaign. Benton was qualified to work at the EPA but the EPA had no desire to work with him. Trump’s solution was to give him oversight over the military draft. He’ll be the first non-military person in history to hold the position if he’s confirmed by the senate.

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Former President George W. Bush’s chief ethics attorney Richard Painter has been outspoken on some of the things the Trump administration has done, but this was something new.

“This is a completely inappropriate appointment for that position,” said Painter. “We need to convince young men to register for the draft, and to step up if they’re needed to fight. And who is it who’s asking them to do that? Someone who’s never served, and for whom this is a throwaway political patronage job.”

Benton is a sales consultant by trade.

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Trump unravels over Ukraine call in extensive thread– then blames Democrats

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President Donald Trump continued to unravel over the call he had with Ukraine on July 25.

"This Scam going on right now by the Democrats against the Republican Party, and me, was all about a perfect phone call I had with the Ukrainian President. He’s already stated, NO PRESSURE! Where is the Whistleblower, or the 2nd Whistleblower, or the “informant?” All gone because their so-called story didn’t come even close to matching up with the exact transcript of the phone call. Was it a Corrupt Adam Schiff con? Why didn’t the IG see this? When do we depose Shifty Schiff to find out why he fraudulently made up my phone call and read this fiction to Congress and the American People? I demand his deposition. He is a fraud, just like the Russia Hoax was, and the Ukraine Hoax is now. When do the Do Nothing Democrats pay a price for what they are doing to our Country, & when do the Republicans finally fight back?"

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Trump lashes out at Pelosi for going to Jordan to fix his Syria flub

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump tweeted his anger about Speaker Nancey Pelosi (D-CA) taking a delegation of leaders to Jordan to meet with those working on Syria.

"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1186016354572353536

Vice President Mike Pence went to Turkey last week to attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, but what he ended up with was 120-hour freeze on bombing Kurds.

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Hillary Clinton posts fake letter from JFK to mock Trump’s absurd one to Turkey

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken up a new hobby of trolling President Donald Trump on Twitter.

The grandmother of three excelled in her sarcasm and stepped up her shade Sunday afternoon by releasing a fake letter from Former President John F. Kennedy to former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Read the fake letter and see the tweet below:

Dear Premier Khrushchev,

Don't be a d*ck, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say 'Yay! Khrushchev! You're the best!' But if you don't everybody will be like 'what an assh*le' and call your garbage country 'The Soviet Bunion.'

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