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Leftist Narrative Shattered Again: Trump's CIA Appoints 1st Woman To Lead 'Clandestine Arm'

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The left likes to make all sorts of absurd and derogatory claims about President Donald Trump.

It apparently just comes with the territory in today’s landscape that no matter what Trump does or says, he’s doing something wrong.

But of all the various accusations lobbed against the president, perhaps none rings more hollow than that he’s a raging sexist.

Granted, leftists have all but drained “sexist” of all meaning in 2018, but that doesn’t make this narrative against Trump any less asinine.

Yes, Trump was justifiably criticized over dumb “locker room” banter in the past, but actions speak louder than words. And the actions of the Trump administration have shattered the leftist narrative that wantonly labels the president a sexist.

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Under the Trump administration, women have blazed all sorts of trails in the government. Not that you’d ever hear the leftist media ever give Trump even a modicum of credit.

We’ve already seen the first-ever female Border Patrol chief under the Trump administration. That got nary a peep from the left.

And that’s to say nothing of all the other various women who have held top administrative positions during Trump’s presidency.

One of those women is CIA Director Gina Haspel, the first woman to ever hold that post.

Would the media have trumpeted this news for a Hillary Clinton White House?

As reported by Dan Hoffman, a former CIA station chief who is now a contributor for Fox News, Haspel has now made even more history under the Trump administration by appointing the first-ever woman deputy director for Operations.

“Kimber always demonstrated the highest level of intellectual honesty and integrity. Like Director Haspel, she mastered the art of telling her subordinates and bosses what they needed to know, even if it was not always what they wanted to hear,” Hoffman wrote. “Based on her long career, including significant time with the CIA’s leadership and a stint as acting deputy director, she has a wealth of experience handling the key intelligence challenges that our nation faces.”

In what sounds like a page right out of a spy thriller, Fox News describes the Directorate of Operations as “the clandestine arm of the CIA responsible for recruiting spies, stealing secrets, and conducting presidentially authorized covert action programs.”

Elizabeth Kimber, a veteran of the agency, now oversees that “clandestine” arm, Hoffman reported.

But as cool as the job sounds, it’s obviously going to be a stress-inducing one. As Fox News notes, Kimber will have her hands full right from the get-go with “hard targets like Iran, nuclear proliferation, North Korea, Russia, cyber, China and transnational terrorism, upon which our national security relies.”

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According to Fox News, “Kimber will lead the men and women who, as Director Haspel said in her May 2018 Senate testimony, ‘are our country’s silent warriors. These dedicated professionals spend much of their careers in difficult, far-flung outposts of the globe, striving to make our fellow Americans more secure at home.'”

It’s important to note that, from all indications, Kimber’s promotion is based solely on merit. That’s the way it should be.

But if Trump is as sexist as the left paints him to be, wouldn’t he have just promoted the most qualified man to the director of the CIA and then ordered him to appoint another man to lead the Directorate of Operations?

Instead, the Trump administration is shattering all sorts of glass ceilings for women in positions that they’ve never held under previous presidencies.

Just don’t expect the media to credit Trump at all for these developments.

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Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics.
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He is an avid fan of sports, video games, politics and debate.
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