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Trump to nominate former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan as secretary of defense

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President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Patrick Shanahan as secretary of defense, the White House announced Thursday. Shanahan, who has no military experience and is the current acting secretary, worked at Boeing for more than 30 years before Trump tapped him to serve as deputy defense secretary in 2017. He was thrust into the role of acting Pentagon chief at the start of this year, after Trump ousted Defense Secretary James Mattis. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Shanahan 'has proven over the last several months that he is beyond qualified to lead the Department of Defense, and he will continue to do an excellent job.'
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It was frightening enough to have a tantrum throwing idiot in the White House but then he appoint woefully inexperienced people into positions of extreme importance. I just hope we can survive until 2020 and oust this reality sh*t show from the Oval Office.

Submitted on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 12:10:08 AM

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