November 18, 2016

Transition notes: Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn, projected new national security advisor

 Daily Beast - A former U.S. official who knows Flynn told The Daily Beast that he has spoken about terrorism in broad language that doesn’t distinguish Muslim terrorists from followers of the religion in general, which feeds into Trump’s calls to ban Muslims from entering the United States as a counterterrorism measure. His Twitter feed has featured Islamophobic rhetoric and he has even retweeted anti-semitic material...

Flynn, like the man for whom he may work, has also engaged with some controversial social media users. In July, he manually retweeted a message that read in part: “Not anymore, Jews. Not anymore,” something for which he later apologized.

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