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Posted on 07/02/2019 8:38:07 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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I don’t believe Haig was attempting to usurp control over the Veep, or SOH, or anyone.
The White House was the subject. Who is directing things at the WHITE HOUSE since Bush was away?
Haig was correct. He was.
He was saying “at that time” he was highest ranking person present in the Administration.
AOC has taken the President hostage ?
Yes. Haig chose his words poorly at a time when everyone was very on edge.
The VP was heading back to the White House. Everyone understood that. Meanwhile, there was a press conference at the White House and someone had to stand up and say something. The Secretary of State tried to calm things down by communicating that the White House was not in chaos. Therefore, “I’m in charge here” was simply meant to be reassuring.
But people got upset and the media made a big deal over it.
It’s a bit like Obama’s “57 states” comment. Although Obama made an unforced error and Haig was dealing with a national crisis and a chaotic situation.
General Haig was never the Speaker.
Haig did the wrong thing, at the right time.
I already corrected it.
I watched it live. My impression he was just trying to calm people that there was no chaos at the White House. I didn’t think for a second he was talking about succession. But, hey... the MSM narrative lives on.
The Russians thought it was a military Coup.
EO on the census
If it was all planned why was this trip on the schedule?
Trump put out two tweets over the past hour. One on Mueller’s upcoming testimony and the other on the big “Salute to America” parade planned for Thursday. Routine stuff. Trump’s okay. Everybody needs to relax.
My thought at the time.
Vlad tell you that? Russians think and say a lot of things.
Haig was military at the time. The alarm was that the military had taken over the government.
It was way overblown. The MSM was trying to make it look like Haig was going all "Seven Days in May".
At the time, I also thought... damn, Reagan was too good to be true. Baby boomers watched JFK, RFK and MLK shot dead. Another political assassination was not at all beyond belief.
Everybody read #92
IMHO How he responded that day was perfect
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