Retired Army Lt. General Michael Flynn retweeted something vile this morning,
and still hasn't, as of this writing, seen fit to delete his tweet which has finally been deleted. The tweet was in response to Hillary Clinton's campaign manager suggesting a possible link between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.
Reaction has been swift.
Trump/Pence 2016: "Not Anymore, Jews"
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) July 24, 2016
The number of time key Trump advisors accidentally endorse/retweet extreme anti Semitic attacks does become worrisome at a certain point.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 24, 2016
A few weeks ago, Flynn's name was bandied about as a possible VP pick. And just yesterday, Trump retweeted a supporter's message that Flynn would make a great Secretary of Defense.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2016
Only problem with that, he's not eligible, as he hasn't been removed from active duty for at least seven years. Oops.
Oh, and that 'America First' slogan the Trump campaign is so proud of? It also was the name of the isolationist, defeatist, anti-Semitic national organization that urged the United States to appease Adolf Hitler, the anti-Semitism of which was keeping Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany from entering the United States.