President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for national security adviser, among the most important jobs in the still-forming Trump administration, has said some pretty incendiary things on the Internet.
Before joining the Trump campaign and drawing the ire of his colleagues for using his rank to support a political campaign that would often disparage the very establishment he had just departed, Flynn was well-regarded by his colleagues.
In his book “My Share of the Task,” retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal wrote that Flynn was “pure energy” and had an “uncanny ability” to digest information, “marshal his people, resources and energy to make it happen.”
Apart from his military career and political ascension, Flynn also has a digital legacy that is problematic. Below are some of his tweets over the course of the Trump campaign. Ryan Lizza, a writer with the New Yorker, also put a number of Flynn’s tweets on his feed Thursday night.
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He was one of the most respected intel officers of his generation. Now he’s leading ‘Lock her up’ chants.