It wasn't until President Trump's Chief of White House staff General John Kelly insulted a Democratic Congresswoman on national television that American journalists suddenly discovered that the United States runs the risk of being run by the military. Until today, they couldn't praise those that President Trump refers to as 'my generals' enough. They were all that stood between the country and total chaos, caused by an ignorant and unpredictable president.
Secretary of Defense 'Mad Dog' James Mattis and National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster, along with White House Chief of Staff Kelly, are arguably the most powerful men in the United States, whose constitution demands deference of the military to civilian rule. The only comparable moment MSNBC's Ari Melber could come up with -- for good reason -- was the decision by post World War II President Harry S. Truman to relieve the hero of the Pacific General Douglas MacArthur of his command, for telling European governments that he would widen the Korean War to China, sending shock waves across the country.
Some eighty years later, the press has only two talking points: bashing Russia and the man they helped put in the White House by their total commitment to sensationalism.