Government by trolls

Steve Bannon on the National Security Council.

I wish that were a joke, but it’s not.

Trump has given Bannon a regular seat at the NSC, while making other people part-timers.

President Donald Trump granted controversial adviser Steve Bannon a regular seat at meetings of the National Security Council on Saturday, in a presidential memorandum that brought the former Breitbart publisher into some of the most sensitive meetings at the highest levels of government.

The president named Bannon to the council in a reorganization of the NSC. He also said his chief-of-staff Reince Priebus would have a seat in the meetings.

Trump also said the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and the director of national intelligence, two of the most senior defense chiefs, will attend meetings only when discussions are related to their ‚Äúresponsibilities and expertise‚ÄĚ. Barack Obama and George W Bush both gave the men in those roles regular seats on the council.

More frightening every day.

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