In between Twitter claims that he lost the popular vote due to voter fraud instead of due to alienating over half the nation by being the dictionary definition of "The Worst," President-elect Donald Trump somehow finds time to fill out his staff with people you wouldn't trust to pick up dog shit.
As the Washington Blade reports, Trump's pick for deputy national security adviser is basically a monster. Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland, FOX News contributor and former Pentagon official during the Reagan administration, outed her gay brother, who was dying of AIDS, to their family.
The Blade is referring to a 2006 New York Magazine article, when McFarland was gearing up to challenge Hillary Clinton for her Senate seat, which unearthed a 1992 letter to her then-estranged parents:
“Have you ever wondered why I have never had anything to do with Mike and have never let my daughters see him although we live only fifteen minutes away from each other?” she wrote. “He has been a lifelong homosexual, most of his relationships brief, fleeting one-night stands.”
McFarland tried to downplay the letter at the time, claiming it was a form of therapy to deal with abuse she and her siblings had suffered at the hands of their parents—abuse both her parents and at least one of her siblings denied.
“It’s a complete fabrication,” Tom Troia told the New York Post back in 2006 regarding his sister’s allegations. “If I had one word to describe my sister, it would be ‘evil.’”
Well that's comforting, especially for someone who will play a hand in national security.
McFarland's questionable morality aside, we should also note the fact that homegirl has spent the last few years screaming into the conservative void over at Fox News and making spurious comments about Benghazi while her greatest accomplishments took place under Reagan. Of course, with Trump and company determined to roll back the progress of time, McFarland's expertise could come in handy.
But with this latest addition—joining the Steve Bannons, the Jeff Sessionses, Michael Flynns and Mike Pompeos—Trump continues to build not only the least qualified administration in memory, but the most deplorable.
Former Geroge W. Bush National Security Council member Peter D. Feaver told The Times McFarland's job is supposed to be "the place where bad ideas die," but as Donald Trump's other appointees make glaringly clear, there is no longer such a place.
All bad ideas are now up for grabs and assuming positions of power.