Amid a chaotic week of firing top officials and refusing to accept the election results. The Trump white house now is started to fill those vacant positions with fierce Trump Loyalists.
A week after the elections Trump has fired his dense Secretary Mark Esper. This s=comes as no Surprise as sources confirmed that Esper was anticipating the president would make that move after the election. Mark Esper was one of the Key figures who enabled the infamous St John’s Church photo-op that led to protestors being tear-gassed out of the street. Esper later said he regretted the move and had no idea that it was just for a photo op.
Trump’s new acting Defence Secretary Chris Miller announced his chief of staff, indian-origin Trump loyalist, Kash Patel. Kash Patel was one of the few people who was with trump through the last days of the bitter campaign.
Patel, who has his roots in Gujarat was born Kashyap Pramod Patel to parents of Tanzanian and Ugandan descent. His parent s shifted to the US from Canada during the late seventies where they lived in Queens or endearingly known as “Little India”
Patel went on to work as a public defender for the state of Florida, a position he held for 4 years before moving to Washington DC where he worked for the Department of Justice as a counterterrorism counsellor. In June 2019, Patel, 39, was appointed as senior director of Counter-terrorism Directorate of the National Security Council (NSC) in the White House. At the Pentagon, he sat as the Department of Justice’s lawyer with Special Forces people and worked inter-agency collaborative targeting operations around the world.
After a year in this key position, Congressman Davin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select on Intelligence Committee, pulled him as senior counsel on counter-terrorism.
Trump filling his cabinet with loyalists is dangerous, to say the least. President-elect Biden’s team has made it clear that they aren’t receiving any support from the Trump campaign with regard to having a smooth transition of power. As inauguration day draws closer Trump has made no plans to concede the election, instead rallying his base and suiting up for long legal battles. Whether Trump concedes or not, Biden will regardless move into the White House