Democracy or dictatorship? Trump’s post-election moves spark outcry

Attempted coup, military posturing, petulance: whatever Agent Orange is up to, his hirings and firings are legal

12 November 2020 - 19:33 By Demetri Sevastopulo and Katrina Manson in Washington

He fired his defence secretary, installed a conspiracy-minded loyalist as chief counsel at an intelligence agency, and tapped a retired army colonel who backed martial law on the Mexican border for a top Pentagon job.

And all this within days of being declared the loser of a US presidential election — a result Donald Trump has declared fraudulent...

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