JUNTA WATCH: Liberal Media Terrified That Donald Trump Is Hiring Too Many Generals

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By Andrew Stiles | 1:22 pm, December 8, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump nominated a third general for a cabinet post on Wednesday, selecting retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

In addition to Kelly, retired Gens. Mike Flynn (national security adviser) and James “Mad Dog” Mattis (secretary of defense) are among the military minds Trump has tapped for his incoming administration.

Members of the media and other liberals are upset that Trump wants to hire so many generals, and have expressed concern that this amounts to a military coup or “junta,” a word that typically refers to a military government that rules after removing the previous government by force, not via democratic election.

But “junta” is a fun word to say, and it sounds pretty sinister, so many people are taking advantage of the opportunity to use it in their posts on social media platforms such as Twitter.

Some have pointed out that the word “junta” was not thrown around as frequently, if at all, when President Obama appointed three generals to serve in his administration.

Meanwhile, Trump’s biggest fans are less concerned about Trump’s cabinet selections.