(CNN)A Trump appointee serving on West Point’s advisory board has repeatedly spread a conspiracy that the Biden administration is bringing in non-White immigrants as part of a “grand plan” to have them outnumber White Americans of European ancestry in the United States.
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 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 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, 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.”
“The idea is that they have to bring in as many non-Europeans as possible in order to outnumber the numbers of Americans of European ancestry who live in the United States. That’s what it’s all about. And I don’t think there’s any point in questioning it. That is the policy. … It is a deliberat
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