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Fascism Alert: Trump Purging Those He Deems 'Disloyal'

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Next they came for...

Donald Trump's domestic enemies list continues to grow.

It was only a matter of time before he got to the so-called "Never-Trumpers"--government employees who refuse to pledge to him their fealty.

And it is former Trump "body man" Johnny McEntee who's been assigned to carry out the order to "Purge the 'Bad People' and 'Deep State'."

As Axios reported:

"McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday [Feb. 20], in which he asked them to identify political appointees across the U.S. government who are believed to be anti-Trump...Those identified as anti-Trump will no longer get promotions by shifting them around agencies."

(It's important to note that McEntee was escorted off the White House premises last year for investigations into financial crimes.)

Trump's objective is clear: The list will never stop expanding so long as those who persist in disagreeing with him--as authoritarians are wont to do.

Consider the tweet Trump sent in November about Jennifer Williams, a State Department employee detailed to Vice President Mike Pence's staff:

"Tell Jennifer Williams, whoever that is, to read BOTH transcripts of the presidential calls, & see the just released ststement [sic] from Ukraine. Then she should meet with the other Never Trumpers, who I don't know & mostly never even heard of, & work out a better presidential attack!"

What did she do to draw such ire?

She only privately testified she found Trump's behavior on the July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "unusual and inappropriate."

Then there's top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, and State Department official, George Kent, both of whom testified in the House Oversight Committee's impeachment inquiry.

Trump also hurled the "NEVER TRUMPERS!" epithet at them, as he did toward National Security Council Ukraine expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, escorted from the White House one week after Trump was acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial.

Insinuating Vindman's "Never-Trumper" allegiance, Trump stated:

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