Trump: Patrick Shanahan out of confirmation process to be defense secretary

Trump: Patrick Shanahan out of confirmation process to be defense secretary 1

 

President Donald Trump tweeted that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has "decided not to go forward with his confirmation process." CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports. #CNN #News

70 Comments on "Trump: Patrick Shanahan out of confirmation process to be defense secretary"

  1. Gilles Goyer | June 18, 2019 at 2:10 PM | Reply

    the revolving door of the Trump White House !

  2. dogmeat jesus | June 18, 2019 at 2:10 PM | Reply

    Nobody with a soul wants to work for this administration

    • @Brian Barton noone wants to work for trump. NYC businessmen and construction workers electricians etc all know hes a terrible person and a sexist and doesn’t pay his workers

    • @I speak The truth London financially is sound and run by a gasp black Muslim lmaoo give up child. You’re out educated here

    • I speak The truth | June 19, 2019 at 5:12 AM | Reply

      Raiden3 lmao insurance went down fir the losers who don’t want to work real jobs . The reason their insurance went down is because ppl with real jobs went up three times as much . That’s simple logic get the ppl to pay fir the losers to get insurance. And by that I mean the government subsidies to help those losers out at the cost of other ppl paying . Dumbass . Damn liberals are stupid

  3. Flavius Stilicho | June 18, 2019 at 2:11 PM | Reply

    Never underestimate the power of STUPID people in large groups. (Trump voters are THE poster children for that maxim.)

  4. “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
    ― Marine Maj. General Smedley D. Butler, awarded 2 Medal of Honors  “War is a Racket.”

    “War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.”
    ― Marine Maj. General Smedley D. Butler, awarded 2 Medals of Honor “War is a Racket.”(1935)

    Marine Corps veteran
    Semper Fi..

    • Marcus Austin | June 18, 2019 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      Major General Smedley Butler also brought to light the attempted 1933 Facist business coup!

    • Marcus Austin
      Indeed he did. Wall Street, big banks, and the wealthy powers that be tried to get him to lead the coup.

    • Marcus Austin | June 18, 2019 at 10:38 PM | Reply

      @David J I’m a Marine Veteran Major General Butler doesn’t get spoken about much only the informed people know about him . Reason is this true American Patriot was bad for the interests of big business & banks . Herbert Walker was a Democrat & Prescott Bush was a part of this attempted coup! Deepstate has been around longer than what most care to realize

  5. What’s so sad is that we don’t even have a Secretary of Defense now. We use to have General Mattis, a highly decorated, universally respected Marine Corps General as our Sec of Def. Now we have Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive as our “acting” Sec of Def. As usual, General Mattis was way too qualified, too honorable, and too principled for Trump’s tastes, so he was replaced. Maybe Shanahan realized that he was not qualified for the job as Sec of Def, and if that’s so, I salute him for having the integrity to step down. Or maybe he realized like many of us do, that Trump’s administration is simply a ruinous dumpster fire, from which nothing good will flow.

    • Josh Potatoes | June 18, 2019 at 3:51 PM | Reply

      David J
      I served in the Army when Mattis fought for my MOS to be required to take two special forces courses. At that time, I would shut down anybody who would say untrue things about Mattis’s character. Now, I wouldn’t let him in my house.

    • Shawn Corbin | June 18, 2019 at 4:11 PM | Reply

      @Fred G. Sanford TRIGGERED LIBTARD ALERT…

    • Matt Russillo | June 18, 2019 at 6:35 PM | Reply

      You mean the guy whose nickname was a Madman?
      How do you suppose he got that?

  6. Christian Romero | June 18, 2019 at 2:24 PM | Reply

    LMAO 😂🤣😂😂😋…Bring on the D team that is were we are at. Not the ” best people” just the most corrupt no one with any real integrity wants to work or be associated with this criminal administration.

    • You know something I use to live there in the Jungle & it was great because girls were coming in & out for me (7) 45 👅

    • @Harry Shergill Trump likes 🗼 I have a secret sex tape of the Donald & who it appears to be Anna but i don’t think it is

    • Christian Romero | June 19, 2019 at 9:05 AM | Reply

      @I speak The truth Well at least Obama is not a criminal unlike your “dearest leader” individual one. Soon he will be going to a court room and will become the first president heading to prison lol hahahah😂🤣👏. You POS I wish you would have the balls to say that racist shite out in the street but like most racist your a fucken coward🖕🖕🖕🖕

  7. Is there a maximum time someone can be in an acting role? The reason i ask is because as long as you are acting you do not need senate confirmation. Another way of avoiding oversight

  8. Marek Kolenda | June 18, 2019 at 2:36 PM | Reply

    Kushner next candidate for MOD. office.

  9. A 2nd person who left using the ol “spend time with my family” excuse. WOW

    • Son of Radium | June 18, 2019 at 5:26 PM | Reply

      Paul Ryan left so that when all the madness cools down, he can run for president in ‘24.

    • Manuela Costa Lima | June 18, 2019 at 6:14 PM | Reply

      Freewheelin’ Franklin —
      “To spend time with family” is just as valid an excuse as Trump’s bone spurs. These “critters” think the American people are just a bunch of bozos who can’t tell fact from fiction. Oh please!

    • Anyale Cawale | June 18, 2019 at 6:23 PM | Reply

      Yeah very very classic one😂😂😂 don’t you just love this beautiful reality show

    • Son of Radium | June 18, 2019 at 6:35 PM | Reply

      Manuela Costa Lima
      They know we can tell fact from fiction. They also know that we can’t prove what they say is otherwise. It’s called plausible deniability.

    • He didn’t finish beating his mom up with a baseball bat.

  10. Another quality nominee from the 🍊 💩🤡 goes down

    • Putin didn’t approve of him?
      🇷🇺🤡🇷🇺

    • Ross Carlson | June 18, 2019 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      Well of course, he “knows the best people”, right? That’s why in 2.5 years he’s had more turnover than the last few administrations _combined_ – with 23 “Acting” positions between his Cabinet and Cabinet-level positions. _Twenty-fucking-three_ – in 30 months.

  11. Furious Wookiee | June 18, 2019 at 2:38 PM | Reply

    So many positions to fill… including President.

  12. allaboutNDIRISH | June 18, 2019 at 2:39 PM | Reply

    trump picks the best people….who cant pass FBI background checks

  13. Hank Terreros | June 18, 2019 at 2:40 PM | Reply

    “Another One Bites The Dust!” “Then Another One”, “NOW TRUMP?” “Please Vote In 2020”

    • Liberalism, Find A Cure! | June 18, 2019 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      @Alex Cravey hahahaha….. that’s telling the Dems!
      President Trump 2020, AGAIN!! ~ Trump is America’s… Promise Keeper and Chief ~
      🏌🏼‍♂️President Trump’s Accomplishments List: http://www.magapill.com/ (((NO LIBERAL HAS EVER ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH!)))  
      Obama played the race card, Hillary played the woman card &  America played the Trump card! [ Still voting for Democrats? You might be a low-information voter! ]

    • Ross Carlson | June 18, 2019 at 7:41 PM | Reply

      @JARON LEE Wow, you really believe that don’t you? You really think your “alternate facts” are somehow true, don’t you? Care to cite a _single source or poll_ for this claim? Do you not see the polls that your own state-propaganda machine, Faux News, put out? Or the polls that Trump fired people over? What I don’t understand, truly, is why you want to support a racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, narcissistic, draft-dodging, pathologically lying porn star fucker anyway. Why can’t you demand better of your leadership?

    • @Ross Carlson YOU KEEP BELIEVIN YOU & YOUR PEOPLE / PARTY ARE GOING TO WIN IN 2020,,,,,,,YOU ARE A LOST SOUL CNN & CNBC ECT HAS YOU BRAINWASHED INTO THINKING YOUR PARTY IS GAINING TRACTION…..

    • @Ross Carlson LIBERAL / DEMACRATS ARE LOSERS AT EVERYTHING YALL DO…..THE STATS SHOW IT,,,,,FACTS DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS…..YOU PEOPLE GO ON FEELINGS,,,,,,WE GO ON FACTS……

  14. “I want to devote more time to family.” Translation: “I will fail miserably at this job and exit in shame.”

    • Gentle Heart | June 19, 2019 at 10:14 AM | Reply

      @Angry Para ummmm…..like Iraq WMD’s?

    • Josh Potatoes | June 19, 2019 at 10:47 AM | Reply

      Angry Para
      I seem to know a lot more than you:

      1) Patrick Shannahan is not Donald Trump, so I don’t know how I would have TDS for not liking Patrick Shannahan.

      2) Patrick Shannahan gloated years ago that his son beat his Mother with a baseball bat. She may be a piece of crap, but he is just as bad.

      3) Sarah Sanders lied to the press and they printed what she said. It took Mueller for her to admit that she lied. Liars lie everywhere, not just to the press, and your gullible weak face. She made fake news, and she lies to her family. She is a caught liar.

    • Steel Castle | June 19, 2019 at 10:52 AM | Reply

      @Angry Para If your stupid enough to be believe that’s why he really did it, then he was targeting you with that tired excuse. Paul Ryan used the same excuse to run for cover.

    • Josh Potatoes | June 19, 2019 at 10:55 AM | Reply

      Gary Johnson
      You don’t listen to the best people that Trump hires. According to Trump’s own pollsters, Trump is 14 points behind Biden. These are *the same* pollsters that warned everybody that Trump was ahead of Hillary, and they were right, so they know what they are doing.

    • keith parkhill | June 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM | Reply

      @Gary Johnson You would be equally incompetent.

  15. Im sure he’ll find someone else not qualified for the job, just like the rest of his cabinet.

    • Lynn Marie its domestic violence against a former spouse. He doesnt want the dirty laundry aired.

    • Josh Potatoes | June 18, 2019 at 3:35 PM | Reply

      Lynn Marie
      They are running out of weak people, with no self respect, to fill vacant cabinet positions.

    • Ross Carlson | June 18, 2019 at 7:39 PM | Reply

      If by “rest of his cabinet” you mean the _fifteen_ acting heads, _twenty three_ when you add in cabinet-level positions and a whopping _thirty one_ when you add in department heads like FAA, FDA, FEMA, ICE, etc.

    • Lynn Marie Do you even know one name of anyone in his cabinet?🤦‍♂️

  16. “I have the best people, the best words and I’m a stable genius” Trumpy

    • you’re narcissistic just like Trump he claims to be a  stable genius with no brains. Nine experts predict how Trump’s trade war will affect markets
      Americans have turned against Trump on trade. This will hurt the markets specially farmers ..we are now in 23 trillion dollars in debt

    • LOL, George Costanza was more of a “stable genius” than Trump.

  17. Moscow Agent Governing America😉

    • Angry Bushnell | June 18, 2019 at 4:43 PM | Reply

      Let me fix that for you: Moscow Agent Grifting America

    • I really want to know how in the world Trump’s war against Russia allies is “working for Russia”. Before you write “Russian troll detected”, I hate Trump but I too despise Killary. How is the US attacking Syria, Iran, Venezuela, China helping Russia? I only see an Israeli agent ruling not only the US, but a lot of israeli agents governing DC. Did you know almost 60 out of 500 congressmen have dual israeli citizenship including Bolton?

  18. Shanahan didn’t want to start an illegal war with Iran, wasn’t going to follow illegal orders

  19. Keith Lappin | June 18, 2019 at 4:07 PM | Reply

    Remember when we had a functioning government? Those were the days

  20. Soundtracked | June 18, 2019 at 5:32 PM | Reply

    The US hasn’t had a real Secretary of Defense for all 2019 so far.
    Trump’s incompetence is a national security issue.

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