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Pentagon 'Diversity and Inclusion' Official Reassigned Over Doctored Photo Comparing Trump to Hitler

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The U.S. Special Operations Command, which oversees the military’s counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations, has reassigned the chief of its diversity and inclusion office over a Facebook post from 2020 in which he compared then-President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.

A spokesman for the command said Tuesday that Richard Torres-Estrada had been assigned to other duties pending the results of an investigation.

Torres-Estrada’s Facebook account is currently unable to be viewed.

“The Commander has directed an investigation to look into the facts surrounding Mr. Torres-Estrada’s selection,” Ken McGraw, the USSOCOM spokesman, told Fox News.

“It would be inappropriate to comment on specifics until the evaluation is complete.”

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McGraw told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Saturday that USSOCOM was investigating Facebook posts from Torres-Estrada that came to light after his hiring was announced last week.

In one post on June 2, 2020, Torres-Estrada published side-by-side photos of both Trump and Hitler holding Bibles.

The photo of Trump was taken a day earlier outside of St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C., following protests over the police-involved death of George Floyd.

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The photo of Hitler was doctored and flagged by Facebook as false information.

USSOCOM announced last Thursday that Torres-Estrada was hired as chief of the command’s new diversity and inclusion unit.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed Torres-Estrada’s posts during a segment on his show on Friday.

Carlson blasted the Pentagon for creating the position held by Torres-Estrada, saying his hiring is one of several recent examples of the Defense Department going “woke.”

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“The Pentagon is now the Yale faculty lounge, but with cruise missiles. That should concern you,” Carlson said.

USSOCOM did not respond to a request for additional comment on Tuesday.

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