The Trump administration has been searching for a new Secretary of Defense ever since the current secretary James Mattis announced his resignation last week.
Earlier today President Trump announced that he had named a new acting Secretary of Defense to take Mattis’ place.
I am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, will assume the title of Acting Secretary of Defense starting January 1, 2019. Patrick has a long list of accomplishments while serving as Deputy, & previously Boeing. He will be great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2018
Patrick Shanahan had been appointed Deputy Secretary of Defense in July of 2017. Shanahan had previously spent thirty years working at Boeing, during which time he had also served as vice president of Commercial Airplane Programs. Patrick Shanahan also served as Boeing’s vice president of Supply Chain and Operations, and had served on Boeing’s Executive Council.
It’s unclear as to whether or not Patrick Shanahan is up for the job of Acting Secretary of Defense, but Leftists seem to hate him almost as rabidly as any other Trump administration member.
Nothing like letting the defense Industry run the nations Defense Department. I’m sure will be selling a ton of F18 Super Hornets to the Saudis.
— John Popp (@jpoptrix) December 23, 2018
So the replacement has ZERO time in uniform?!?!
— Gary Haun (@HaunGary) December 23, 2018
“Very talented” makes him sound like a contestant for Miss Universe, sir. Is he quite lovely, too? Did you invite him up to the “penthouse?”
You really ought to expand your vocabulary, sir.
— Chris #NeverAgain Griffith (@streetnoodle) December 23, 2018
Bravo! Exactly what the country needs is more Talented people since this is a talent show not a functioning government
— Rock Throwing Hombre (@chuck_stall) December 23, 2018
Yeah, an airplane salesman will do just fine in the job because they get a thorough education in military strategies and international crisis management ???
— Andy Yorath (@AVremotes) December 23, 2018
If the Left hates Patrick Shanahan that’s good enough for me. I’m sure he’ll do a fine job as Acting Secretary of Defense.