Pentagon Diversity Chief 'Reassigned' after He Compared Trump to Hitler
Richard Torres-Estrada oversees hiring for the SEALs
The Pentagon's new diversity chief, Richard Torres-Estrada, has been "reassigned" following an investigation of his social media posts comparing President Trump to Adolph Hitler.
Torres-Estrada's social media activity was probed by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) days after being announced as their new head of diversity and inclusion.
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby confirmed the investigation during a briefing in response to Torres-Estrada's posts.
One social media posting juxtaposed a picture of Trump holding a Bible next to an image of Hitler.
The Epoch Times reported last week:
Torres-Estrada last year compared Trump, who was president at the time, to Hitler, who perpetrated the Holocaust, killing millions of Jews in Europe.
He also made at least one other clear anti-Trump post, according to Facebook posts reviewed by The Epoch Times. In addition, Torres-Estrada posted an image expressing support for the radical theory of equity, which posits that an equal outcome among people is favorable to certain persons getting ahead of others.
SOCOM head Gen. Richard Clarke was looking into the matter with the support of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
"Obviously, we take the need to promote diversity and inclusion seriously here in the department," Kirby said.
"The secretary has spoken to that many times."
'And we certainly want that work to be transparent, to be credible, to be effective, and of course professional."
Kirby declined to provide details of the investigation.
"We want everybody to take those duties and responsibilities seriously and professionally."
"But I’m not going to get ahead of the Special Operations Command's investigation."
Torres-Estrada's Facebook profile is currently blocked from public view.
His account was visible in time for Fox News' Tucker Carlson to include images of some of his posts during his show on Friday.
“Who exactly is Richard Torres-Estrada? His Facebook page gives us some indication of who he is,” Carlson said on his show.
"On it, you’ll find an attack on the police, you’ll find crude BLM propaganda, you’ll find a picture of Donald Trump holding a Bible in front of a church.
"Next to Trump is a photograph of Adolf Hitler.
"The point is, they’re the same. So, this is the guy who now oversees hiring for the SEALs.
“If you’re wondering whether our military leadership has gone woke, consider that question settled for good.
"The Pentagon is now the Yale faculty lounge, but with cruise missiles.
"That should concern you.”