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Trump appointee on West Point Board spreads conspiracy that Biden is replacing White people of European ancestry
In another interview, he also attacked women serving in the military in combat roles.
The comments were made in April and May by retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, who was appointed to West Point's Board of Visitors in the waning months [cnn.com] of the Trump administration, and uncovered in a CNN KFile review of his recent comments. Macgregor also served as a senior official in Trump's Department of Defense, where he was tasked with the US withdrawal from Afghanistan after being appointed in November 2020.
Macgregor was previously nominated [cnn.com] to be the Trump administration's ambassador to Germany, but his nomination failed to receive a hearing following a CNN KFile report on controversial comments on minorities, Islam, and Germany's remembrance of the Holocaust. He graduated from West Point and served in the US Army for nearly 30 years as a decorated combat veteran before retiring as a colonel in 2004. He is a frequent radio and television commentator on national security affairs, most recently for Fox News and RT, and has published five books.
"I think they've got control of it," Macgregor said on New York local radio in late April, [listennotes.com] when asked about the situation on the US-Mexico border. "There's no question about it. But their idea of control is to bring in as many people as they possibly can, as quickly as possible, from anywhere in the world, frankly. But preferably from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and some, some portions of Asia, but not many."
CNN's Barbara Starr contributed to this report.