13.11.20. Donald Trump would be the most ‘armchair-advised’ person on earth. Every Tom, Dick and Harry mounts the lectern to deliver and none more so this week than Australia’s bad smell that pervades like a disqualifying fart at a cabbage eating competition—Malcolm Turnbull on ABC. Free advise seems to run in the Turnbull family because Turnbull’s son-in-law, James Brown who is connected with the august, “US Studies Centre” said publicly that, “Americans who voted for Trump ‘aren’t being well served’ by his leadership now.” There’s a bit history to Mr Brown and his father-in-law. During Turnbull’s dreadful reign as PM, Mr Brown’s US think tank was the recipient of $12 million. Oh yes, Brown’s Mother-in-law just happened to be United States Studies Centre’s “patron”—keeping it all in the family, sort of thing. But Daddy Malcolm showed his interest in whom his daughter Daisy was dating (now separated) when she was returning Brown back to his Victoria Barracks at Paddington in Sydney. Brown recalled in a 2014 Herald interview: “…Daisy was dropping me home, and her dad came on the speakerphone. “She said, ‘I’m just dropping James off. He’s this guy …’ And he [Turnbull] said, ‘Yes, I know, I’ve had Brendan Nelson send his file over.’ And I’m thinking, there’s like a 5 per cent chance that’s true.” Oh dear, Daddy used his influence to pull a man’s military record for private matters!
Americans who voted for Trump ‘aren’t being well served’ by his leadership now
The 70 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump are not being well served by his leadership in the wake of his loss at the recent election, according to the US Studies Centre’s James Brown. While the election will not be officially certified for another month, all major media outlets have called the US election in favour of Democrat Joe Biden. Mr Biden has secured 290 electoral votes, well above the 270 minimum threshold needed to be elected president. He did so by winning back the much-discussed “blue wall” – Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania – which all flipped from Republican to Democrat. The president looks almost certain to lose Arizona and Georgia – which were once considered bedrock conservative states. President Trump has yet to concede the election, claiming there has been widespread voter fraud, while his campaign is demanding a recount in Wisconsin and Georgia. Mr Trump also announced the post-election termination of Defence Secretary Mark Esper, despite most presidents refraining from firing cabinet members during the transition period. Mr Brown told Sky News the decision to fire Mr Esper is “extremely reckless”. “To fire a defence secretary at the time of a transition is, let’s be frank, a reckless move,” he said. “America’s adversaries are watching for any signs of instabilities that can be capitalised on, and to fire that defence secretary now is quite a reckless move. “There are 70 million people who voted for Donald Trump, I don’t think they’ve been served very well by his leadership right now.”
Source: Sky News