Donald Trump has assembled an “A list” of street fighters to facilitate the mission of freeing America from the progressive, liberal yoke of foreign intervention, income redistribution and constitutional disregard.
Here latimes.com details the Trump roll out:
The tension between passion and pragmatism played out vividly with Trump’s selection of his often-provocative campaign operative, former Breitbart News executive Stephen K. Bannon, as “chief strategist and senior counselor to the president.’’ In the same announcement, Trump named Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, known as a more collegial figure, to be White House chief of staff. …
Publicity for a 2010 documentary that Bannon directed and produced, “Battle America,’’ described it as “a searing look at the ongoing conflict between ‘Constitutional Conservatives’ and an out-of-touch, arrogant and ever-expanding central government.’’…
“We call ourselves ‘the Fight Club.’ You don’t come to us for warm and fuzzy. We think of ourselves as virulently anti-establishment, particularly anti-the permanent political class.’’
Trump, in an interview broadcast Sunday night on CBS’ “60 Minutes,’’ appeared to adjust expectations for how he will implement immigration policy, one of his signature election themes. Though he backed prompt deportations for those in the U.S. illegally who also have criminal records, Trump also said he will defer the far wider exclusions he called for during the campaign until “after the border is secure.’’
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records … probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,’’ Trump said. …
Newt Gingrich, who served as House speaker in the 1990s and who is assisting Trump’s transition, told CBS’ “Face the Nation’’ that the deportation of immigrants in the country illegally who have criminal pasts would be the new administration’s priority.
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a close Trump ally whom the president-elect may appoint as U.S. attorney general, said his administration “would have to be very careful’’ regarding immigration from terrorism-prone regions of the Middle East.
“I think this is going to be a country-by-country decision,’’ Giuliani told CNN, saying that much will depend on the extent to which each country cooperates in sharing information.
One clear exception, Giuliani suggested, would be prospective immigrants from Syria, because of the possibility that terrorists might be planted among refugees.
“We would be foolish to allow these people to come into the United States,’’ Giuliani said, adding that U.S. authorities “already have 1,000 investigations of radical Islamic terrorists in the United States.’’