|President-elect Donald J. Trump|
Anyone who has closely followed the rise of Trump will realize that he has a grandiose view of himself. The first partisan of the GOP is a vindictive, narcissistic figure who is distrustful of people who opposes him on critical issues or question his authority. As a student of psychology and a behavioral profiler, I am profoundly bothered by the manner in which Trump might govern. Given the number of far-right personalities President-elect Trump has picked for important positions, it is likely that the Republican standard bearer is expecting to execute his contentious campaign platform.
To successfully achieve his progressive policies without much opposition, Trump must recruit individuals with far-right mindsets. It is worth noting that people who subscribe to the alt-right ideology, belief that white is under attack by multicultural forces by using political correctness and social justice to threaten the white race. Apparently, it is not a surprise that Trump's team chose the likes of Sen. Jeff Session, Stephen Bannon, and Gen. Michael Flynn to head vital posts. These people do not only represent the far-right white nationalist doctrines, but they are also the embodiment of Trumpism.
|Senator Jeff Sessions|
In 1986, Mr. Sessions was chosen by former President Ronald Reagan for a federal judge position. Interestingly, he was rejected by a Republican Congress because of accusations that he had made racist statements. Former associates of Mr. Sessions testified that he had stated that, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, N.A.A.C.P, and other civil liberties organizations as “un-American” and “Communist-inspired.” Sen. Sessions colleagues also accused him of making remarks sympathetic to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) hate group.
It is troubling to see an individual who supports bigotry and white supremacy ideas as an Attorney General of the United States. With a known bigot like Sessions as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, civil liberties and groups that champion the cause of minority might face enormous scrutiny. Group like Black Lives Matter might be designated as a disruptive or hate group.
|Lt-General Michael Flynn|
|Stephen K. Bannon|
The characters considered for employment in Trump's administration should be a cause of grave concern to all well-meaning Americans. Regardless of our political alliances, it behooves all Americans to speak up against a leader whose divisive policies might further divide us. Trump's nominees share the white nationalist doctrine that is un-American and does not represent America's values. Americans, be mindful of leaders who seek to sow hate and division among us.